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Old 05-01-2006, 04:43 PM   #1
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I have some old lr that i really like the shape of, how to i go about sanitizing it? Should i boil it? Also will my current live rock propagate over to this rock?
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Yep, boiling it will kill off the nasties. And yes, soon your dead rock will become live. It may take a while, but patience is key.

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why boil it? as long as it was not exposed to anything "bad" there is no need to boil dead rock. I just rised it well and scrubed off any dead items on the lr and put in my tank. IMO no need to boil dead rock.
in time the dead rock will become LR...
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It sat in nasty water at a buddies house for a while, i just dont want to infect my tank with anything.
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I had the same dilemma, ended up just cycling it in a separate tank.
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It sat in nasty water at a buddies house for a while, I just don’t want to infect my tank with anything.
Did he ever add medication to treat illness in the main tank? If so it could be contaminated with copper and boiling it will not help remove it.
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There was no illness known, he just had it sitting in water for a month or so with no pumps/filters running.
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you'll be fine then. nothing to worry about.
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