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Old 03-17-2011, 07:07 PM   #1
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I just came back from Jamaica. I brought back some rocks I found on the beach. Is it OK just to drop them in my tank or my sump?
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:03 PM   #2
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Generally its a bad idea to take anything from the ocean and put it in your tank. There's a million variables that could be catastrophic for your tank. Though they look nice I wouldn't do it. If you are gonna go ahead with it anyways I would atleast QT them for a while to make sure they're ok.
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Generally its a bad idea to take anything from the ocean and put it in your tank. There's a million variables that could be catastrophic for your tank. Though they look nice I wouldn't do it. If you are gonna go ahead with it anyways I would atleast QT them for a while to make sure they're ok.
These are dry rock that was on the beach
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The concern is that being out in the open like they were they have high potential to pick up contaminants that could be detrimental to your tank. If you want to proceed and try them, that's a risk you have to decide to take.

There are things you can do to lower that risk, like boiling the rocks or washing in a light bleach solution and rinsing VERY well, to help lower the risk, though.
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