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Old 04-11-2005, 05:42 PM   #1
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Piece of coral from Mexico.

A buddy of mine went scuba diving in cancun and brought me back some coral that he found (dead of course ). I was wondering If I could just pop it into the tank or should I rinse it off real good? The is nothing on it that I could see except some sand.

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if it doesnt smell like stuff is dying on it it should be fine! Give it a good rinse!
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Old 04-11-2005, 06:05 PM   #3
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i did the same thing rinsed it real good and i boiled in water for a while mine hasent harm any thing yet so do what you think is best
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Old 04-11-2005, 06:16 PM   #4
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Could put in in a bucket with water and a bit of bleach over night. Then rinse it in a buck of fresh water over night.

You should be fine though.
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Bah!!!! I got home from work today and my wife had just popped into the tank. So I took it back out. I think I will boil it. I'd rather be safe than sorry. She said it had been in there for an hour or so....
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I'm glad my wife won't even feed the fish......
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Old 04-13-2005, 12:38 AM   #7
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BLeach! who said bleach!?!?!? bad idea IMO
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I wouldn't bleach something that has pores. I am paranoid though. I am hoping to go to the gulf this summer. I may have to pick up something myself.

Would it be a bad idea to pick up hermit shells that are washed up?
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my sister and brother in law just went to mexico and picked up some pieces that where about 20-30 feet out while they were diving and i just plopped mine right into my tank, they weren't anything to big and i haven't noticed any change.
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