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Old 01-30-2011, 10:50 PM   #1
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Rock switch??

I have a few small pieces of Very porous rock that I had in my old ten gal. freshwater. I'm wondering what I need to do to it so that I can put it safely into my sw tank? Bleach? Boil? Both? It's completely covered in freshwater algae.....?
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:55 PM   #2
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I would do a Google search on "cooking the rock" Heard it is better than boiling but I lost the article I had on it earlier.
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:32 PM   #3
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Ok.....bleach a no-no?
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Old 01-31-2011, 02:10 AM   #4
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No bleach!
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:45 AM   #5
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Ok.... But the whole cooking thing looks like what you do with old lr? Mines dry with fw algae... Should I just boil it?
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I would go ahead and just boil it if you want to be safe. It will turn it into just plain old base rock which is fine. The only bad thing I ever really heard on boiling is that it could break the rock but I have boiled rock before and it never broke on me.
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:43 AM   #7
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What do you think about putting it in a bucket of saltwater with a power head and heater? The freshwater algae will decompose, and you could cycle the bucket like a new tank, when you are done it will be live rock again.

This would prevent any Possible damage to the rock from heating it.
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:55 AM   #8
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Oh! I didn't think of it that way and now it makes a lot more sense to me! Thanks for explaining it!
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