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Old 01-19-2006, 07:58 PM   #1
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Live rock, to cook, or not to cook.....

Hey guys, I am currently taking apart my 55 gal reef tank that has completely crashed, due to a number of reasons. Anyways, I have about 140 lbs of live rock that currently is sporting a nice crop of green bubble algea. I want to take all the rock and put it in storage 'till I can get the money for my 150 gal. Will just giving the rock a good cold freshwater bath get rid of the algea? I have tried boiling some of the rock, and while it does indeed get rid of the algea, it seems to be a bigger undertaking than what I thought. Most of the rock is about 6" x 4" or close to that, while several of the base rocks are much larger. Any suggestions, experiences, or other comments are welcome. Thanks,
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Old 01-19-2006, 09:40 PM   #2
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If you are going to store it, just leave it out where it will be safe to dry and then use a brush to scrub off the algea. Depending on how long it is in storage, I would think the algea would die off or get scrubbed away.
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leave it out in the direct sunshine for a few weeks
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If you want to keep the rock live, cook it....and I don't mean boil it. Cooking live rock is placing it in saltwater in a dark, unlit container with a heater and ph for a good 6-8 weeks. Do pwc's about every week or so.
If you want to kill the rock and everything on/in it, just let it dry out.
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melosu58, I live in Saltville. A small town in SW VA not far from TN line. I have friends and relatives that live in the Richmond area in Petersburg and Hopewell.
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Very cool, thank you.
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i would do what cccapt says.. tub or large cans a PH and heater..
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