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Old 04-30-2012, 08:32 AM   #1
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Natural coral preparation

Hi all!
New to the site and relatively new to the hobby, here's a question.

I just came back from Jamaica where I went snorkeling, and picked up a few shell, this 'rock tree' looking coral and dead sea urchin shells. I want to put in my tank, I had them soaking in salt water for over a week. Is there anything else I should do? This is a good idea right? I have 2 clowns in a 45 gal, and I sure don't want to hurt them either

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As long as there is no dead material that can turn into an ammonia source you should be OK.

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I would scrub them really good as well to make sure there isn't anything dead left.

I have also read suggestions by others about bleaching them and then giving a good, and several, rinsings to make sure the bleach is gone as well.
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If you bleach you can also use dechlorinizer.
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