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Old 01/10/2007, 12:45 AM
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What happened to my liverock???

Ok I bought 100 lbs of aiptasia infested liverock about 3 weeks ago and put it into a rubbermaid trashcan (w/ lid) with a maxijet 1200 and a heater.. I intended on cleaning it off when I got home from florida and cracked the lid open to an awful smell... I noticed there was no sign of aiptasia and I had a large crab that was dead as well.. I am not sure but if I was to guess the water temp went way up at some point and killed everything.. does anyone have an idea as to what may have happened???
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Old 01/10/2007, 12:51 AM
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Yeah, sounds like everything got toasted in the florida weather. The rock should bounce back under normal conditions. Also did you make sure you got the correct plastic?
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Old 01/10/2007, 01:00 AM
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well the rock was in my house in missouri.. as for he plastic I bought a cheap rubber trash can.. it was like a 10 dollar one.. do you think the aiptasia will come back?
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Old 01/10/2007, 01:26 AM
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Whats the corect plastic?
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Old 01/10/2007, 01:36 AM
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yea im curious to??
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Old 01/10/2007, 02:06 AM
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Rubbermaid Brute trashcan.
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Old 01/11/2007, 10:50 AM
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Old 01/11/2007, 10:55 AM
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Everything except rubbermaid Brute. All containers that you use to hold or store water for your aquarium should be 'Food Safe'.

I would rinse the rock off and re-soak it for a day or two.
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Old 01/11/2007, 11:38 AM
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What was your salinity? I had some live rock in a container once, kept forgetting to add freshwater to replace evaporation ....after a month the SG was up around 1.040 The two crabs that were in the tub were dead
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Old 01/11/2007, 11:43 AM
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well, atleast you killed all that apiastia!
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Old 01/11/2007, 12:45 PM
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I would say the die off rotted in your tub/trashcan causing a cycle which in turn killed off all the hitch-hikers in the rock, not necessarly a bad thing if you ask me.
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Old 01/11/2007, 01:11 PM
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true - this was prob. the easiest way to rid yourself of that aiptasia!
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Old 01/11/2007, 02:59 PM
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I have some rock I would like to put in your trash can if you have room. (J. K.). It seems to be the miracle aptasia killer I have been looking for. I can't get rid of the things to save my life. Inject one one day find one or two more the next. Damn the aptasia!
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Old 01/11/2007, 03:07 PM
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Yeah, either the salinity or your ammonia/nitrites got too high. Just dump the water, scrub the rock and start over. Will be fine. You'll need to do more water changes, though, because of all the dead aptasia (RIP)!
 

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