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Old 10-04-2011, 12:31 AM   #1
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Sulfur stench coming from live rock?

Okay, so after my tank crashed, killing everything other than a few hermits, snails and a yellow tailed damsel, I decided to start over from scratch. As I was scrubbing my live rock with a toothbrush under fresh water, I noticed some white areas under the bottom side of some of the rocks. It smelled strongly of sulfur. I tried scrubbing as much off as possible, but couldn't get it all off. Does anybody know what this is? Should I use a hammer and chisel to chip off these pieces, or leave them alone?
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:51 AM   #2
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if your fw rinsing your lr you could just let it dry out and see how that goes. sorry to hear about your crash.
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Does anyone know what could cause this sulfur smell? And if so what could prevent it?
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could be gasses from anaerobic bacteria. could also be that something shifted the sand around that area and it released all the nasty gasses the result from them. like a dsb that got stirred up and could be what killed your tank.
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