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Old 10-23-2006, 12:07 AM
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Queens possible to put dead LR into a established tank?

wassup.....i recently came got some rock that was in a big tub with a little bit of water......i dont know how long it was in there......i would say i have about 2-3 pounds....the rock doesnt smell like rotten eggs...actually it doesnt smell like anything but maybe a slight ocean smell.....im wondering if its possible to give it a good wash and put it into my 10gallon...i got about 12 pounds of LR and about 1" or sand.....i have 2 fishes in there and some coral......will the rocks give me a ammonia spike and hurt my livestock?

also is this aptasia?
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Old 10-23-2006, 12:10 AM
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More than half my tank is dead rock. Just a fraction was live rock to start. Within 6 months it looked all the same.
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Old 10-23-2006, 12:11 AM
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But you should "cook" it first, just to make sure.
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Old 10-23-2006, 12:16 AM
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im putting the rock in a established tank though?
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I wouldn't do it.

Why chance it?

You have already have live-stock in there & that's a small system.
There can be a slight effect, even with the small amount you want to put in.
You don't know the amount of die-off the rock has.
Put the rocks in a bucket with some fresh SW & a powerhead......then check the levels in about a week or 2.


& Nope. That's not aiptasia. It's a Button polyp.

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Old 10-23-2006, 01:02 AM
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ic ...i guess ill have to cycle the rocks first.......would i need a light too ....thanks devious .....and i thought i had a aptasia in that pic........i was close to getting rid of it.....

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i would just cycle the new rock anyway just to make sure. You wouldn't need a light since its just dead lr anyway so theres nothing growing on it.

Like phil said thats a button polyp, not a aptasia
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Old 10-23-2006, 01:14 AM
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thanks guys....
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Ditto on the rock cycle. Better safe than sorry.
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