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Old 07-25-2008, 05:18 PM   #11
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wow this forum kinda scares me i got about 50 pounds of died live rock that hasnt been in a tank for over a year i currently have it in my reef tank is ther a chance that if they used copper it would effect my tank ???
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I have some questions if I was to buy someone elses live rock who was taken apart their tank.

How do I test it to see if they used copper?

What is the proper method of holding the rock until my DT is fully set up and still maintain as much purple algae?

Cuz Im still in the middle of making my sump.


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Old 07-25-2008, 05:50 PM   #12
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Eventually it would probably leach out, mainly affecting invertebrates. If you've had your tank set up for at least a month and have no noticeable signs through testing I wouldn't worry about it. Most of the time your best answer comes from who you purchased from.
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Old 07-25-2008, 05:58 PM   #13
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im most worried about my sps being affected its been 2 months and no signs yet im kind think about throwing the rock out
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:09 PM   #14
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Why are you worried about copper? Was there copper used in the system? Are you testing for copper? I see no point in throwing away live rock without a reasonable basis.
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I agree with James.
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i was afraid that the people i got it from used copper but they didnt thank goodness lol
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Old 07-28-2008, 05:25 PM   #17
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Ok can i buy LR and BR and then when it comes put it in a huge rubber container with lots of flow and heated to like 85degrees 1.025 sal.

Have a skimmer in there and let it run while im still setting up my tank?


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should i wait till I have my tank ready ready and then buy the rock and put it directly into my tank...?
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Yes, but why heat the water to 85? 76-78 is fine for curing rock.
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I bought base rock from the same person that ziggy got it from on Ebay and there was no die off. It is limestone that was part of a reef probably a million years ago. You can put this stuff right in your tank after rinsing it off. Something to consider if you just want to add rock to your tank and don't need more LR this second. Plus with shipping and everything it comes out to about $1.60 per pound or so, pretty cheap.
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Yes, but why heat the water to 85? 76-78 is fine for curing rock.

I was just thinking that if it was warmer it would be better for bacteria to cultivate. .
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