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Old 11-09-2003, 07:51 PM   #1
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More LR pics

Here are some more pics of the LR from Gulf-view. Die off has been killing me More clams are dieing ... only 2 left I think. I have found some dead bristle worms too. I moved the rock to my 29G tank to hopefully keep some smell down. The water in the container was getting yellow and nasty after 12 hours!

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Old 11-09-2003, 07:56 PM   #2
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Pretty normal though. I have cured a couple batches of LR and every time I do it, the water goes yellow/brown and smells pretty bad. Just a natural process.

Hopefully it will be done soon enough and you can start enjoying it.
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Old 11-09-2003, 08:03 PM   #3
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My liveaquaria rock did not so this but I had it in my tank with filters running. I guess this helps. There is just a lot of stuff on this rock I would like to stay alive. The clams were getting nasty!
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BTW, anyone know info on why these clams stay attached to the rock? I have one that opens up on occasion and then shuts. The others I have not seen open. There mouth is towards the rock. The ones that have fell off and died left a tab or something attached to the rock.
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I would also like to know about the clams mentioned above. I swear I've seen mine move...........subscribing!
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LOL, I have one that just cracks open but if you move in close it will shut. The one I had in my main tank came in this batch too but he apparently released from the rock. I placed him in the main tank since I hoped he would stay alive and he also has what I think might be a sea fan on his shell. He has since died and the crabs are cleaning up. Not sur if the sea fan will make it or not. Not really sure if/how they die anyway.

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Are you doing water changes on the curing tank? Whats your ammonia levels? Unless you can keep the ammonia levels down to a reasonable level there will probably be a fair amount of dieoff. Doing water changes will prolong the cycle process to some degree but it will also vastly increase the amount of life that survives.
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I have been doing water changes every day. The smell gets so bad that I can't wait for the every other day change. The last 2 changes have been 100% water changes! I had to change containers.

Last night was not too bad but I have some water ready for tonight...

I have also been taking the baster and blowing some junk off for the filter to pick up. I definately want this stuff to live. It is beautiful rock.

Are clams common on FL aquacultuered rock?
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Running some activated carbon will help clear the water of the yellowish tint. Are you running your skimmer now? If not this will also help as I suspect it will pull a ton of DOC's out of the water.

Also when looking atthe rock I would suggest you physcially remove any dead or decaying elements by using a medium bristle brush on those parts of the rock. This will help remove whats causing the water to foul.
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I have been trying to get as much dead stuff off as I can. Some stuff is hard to tell. There is a round ball thing that is in one of the pics that looked kind of fuzzy but I puffed some water on it and it looks better.

The tabs left over from the dead clams I had to cut off with a razor blade. I will check it out again tonight. The sad thing is with the water as nasty as it has been, the whole rock is a bit slimy. I am watching the clams right now to make sure they don't foul the water.

I am running a HOB filter right now so carbon is in use.
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