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Old 11-17-2003, 03:34 PM   #1
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Live rock in new tank

I just ordered a bunch of live rock, and I've heard
to either do a high or low salinity dunk to get rid of
creatures on the live rock.

Don't I want those creatures, and how do I tell
what I want to keep and what I want to get
rid of?

Thanks!
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Don't I want those creatures, and how do I tell
what I want to keep and what I want to get
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You'll need to familiarize yourself with pics of mantis shrimp and any hitchiker crab is no good IMO. You want to keep things like copepods, amphipods bristle worms peanut worms spaghettie worms etc.

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to either do a high or low salinity dunk to get rid of
creatures on the live rock.
One of the better methods I've read about is to make some SW at the same SG as your tank, but instead of using RO/DI to make it, use carbonated water. The fizzing from the carbonation drives the critters batty and they flee the rock trying to get away from it. You'll need to be ready to scoop the wanted critters back into a bucket of regular SW, but it should help tremendously. Hyper or hypo saline dips are very unreliable.
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Thanks, I'll give that a try.
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Where can you get the carbonated water? just like seltzer water? or what? Thanks
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Where can you get the carbonated water? just like seltzer water? or what? Thanks
Yes, any decent grocery store should have some.
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