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Old 03/01/2020, 11:59 AM   #76
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Anyone know where I can find some Pukani?


If youíre lucky and find someone with it breaking down their tank.. but thatís about it. Be prepared to drop some $$$ if you find any.


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Old 03/06/2020, 10:20 PM   #77
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depending on your location...you may be able to find some Pukani rock for sale nearby via craigslist.

btw..if you are seeking to find Pukani rock strictly due to its porous nature, you may want to consider using readily available alternatives such as a MarinePure block for improved porosity.


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Old 03/23/2020, 11:41 AM   #78
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lots of good info on this thread but a few questions...
I have 200+lbs of rock from a tank that I shut down 5 years go, it has been in a trash can outside for all that time (dry). I am planning running the rock in a can with bleach for a few days to clean up any leftover debris, I would then rinse (maybe even power wash) to remove the old detritus and dead items. Once all the bleach has been removed I was thinking about adding the rock back to the can with RODI salt water and heater, along with some type of bacteria in a bottle with the lid on for 3-4 weeks, possible adding a shrimp or other type of food for it to grow. Is this a good idea? will it be beneficial to start this cycling process in the can before adding to main tank (waiting for delivery and setup)


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Old 04/24/2020, 12:11 PM   #79
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lots of good info on this thread but a few questions...

I have 200+lbs of rock from a tank that I shut down 5 years go, it has been in a trash can outside for all that time (dry). I am planning running the rock in a can with bleach for a few days to clean up any leftover debris, I would then rinse (maybe even power wash) to remove the old detritus and dead items. Once all the bleach has been removed I was thinking about adding the rock back to the can with RODI salt water and heater, along with some type of bacteria in a bottle with the lid on for 3-4 weeks, possible adding a shrimp or other type of food for it to grow. Is this a good idea? will it be beneficial to start this cycling process in the can before adding to main tank (waiting for delivery and setup)
I did this when I setup and it worked well for me. Just add a bit of fish food everyday to get the bacterial going.

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Old 04/24/2020, 11:11 PM   #80
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anyone ever use some acid to recycle their rock?


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Old 10/04/2020, 08:18 PM   #81
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Thanks for all the great info!


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Old 01/06/2021, 11:56 AM   #82
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Old 02/19/2021, 02:11 PM   #83
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lots of good info on this thread but a few questions...
I have 200+lbs of rock from a tank that I shut down 5 years go, it has been in a trash can outside for all that time (dry). I am planning running the rock in a can with bleach for a few days to clean up any leftover debris, I would then rinse (maybe even power wash) to remove the old detritus and dead items. Once all the bleach has been removed I was thinking about adding the rock back to the can with RODI salt water and heater, along with some type of bacteria in a bottle with the lid on for 3-4 weeks, possible adding a shrimp or other type of food for it to grow. Is this a good idea? will it be beneficial to start this cycling process in the can before adding to main tank (waiting for delivery and setup)
Rock should be find so long as it wasn't exposed to any chemicals. Don't bleach it. Wash and give it a good scrub. Rinse it a few times in fresh water. Then get it cycled. Use a bacteria started to speed up your cycle. I've done this and cycled in a week.


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Old 03/23/2021, 03:29 PM   #84
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Nice post

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Old 03/24/2021, 08:25 AM   #85
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lots of good info on this thread but a few questions...
I have 200+lbs of rock from a tank that I shut down 5 years go, it has been in a trash can outside for all that time (dry). I am planning running the rock in a can with bleach for a few days to clean up any leftover debris, I would then rinse (maybe even power wash) to remove the old detritus and dead items. Once all the bleach has been removed I was thinking about adding the rock back to the can with RODI salt water and heater, along with some type of bacteria in a bottle with the lid on for 3-4 weeks, possible adding a shrimp or other type of food for it to grow. Is this a good idea? will it be beneficial to start this cycling process in the can before adding to main tank (waiting for delivery and setup)
Using any bleach or chemical substance can be a problem. A power wash and a good scrub should do the job!


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