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Old 01-16-2005, 08:07 PM   #1
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live rock in canal

I had a FOWLR set up in a 55 gallon tank until hurricane Charley decided to devastate charlotte county. The tank was destroyed and the live rock was tossed into the saltwater canal behind my house. I have started to set up a 90 gallon tank and was wondering if I would be able to use the rock that was thrown into the canal? If so should I let it sit in the sun for several days due to contamination? Or should I place it into my tank without worries? It is a SW canal by the way and the rock has been in there for 5 months. TIA
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I wonder if the harvesting of the rock would be illegal even though you placed it there?

If you let it sit out, it would no longer be live for sure.
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why not set it up in a bare bottom tank for a while, do some water tests and see if anything bad happens?
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I would think that the canal would be quite polluted from boats, gas, oil, storm water runoff etc.
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