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Old 01/10/2008, 07:19 PM   #1
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quick liverock question

I managed to find an old container of crushed coral and in the middle also found a chunk of LR. It was pretty nasty so I did the whole bleach process to clean it up. Next thing; It is covered in shells (pic below) and I THOUGHT I read somewhere that this wasnt good and the shells should be removed. Is this true or not?






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Old 01/10/2008, 07:27 PM   #2
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if you remove the shells you will have lr rubble. it should not matter. my lr has shells in it and its doing fine.


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Old 01/10/2008, 08:11 PM   #3
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the shells are fine to have.


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Old 01/10/2008, 08:36 PM   #4
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I wish I had some shells in my live rock...


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Old 01/10/2008, 09:04 PM   #5
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The shells should be fine. I'm not sure about bleaching the rock though. you might have contaminated it if you used bleach. After all it is porous.

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Old 01/10/2008, 09:16 PM   #6
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The shells should be fine. I'm not sure about bleaching the rock though. you might have contaminated it if you used bleach. After all it is porous.

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I dont remember which forum it was but its referenced to once in awhile on here that I found the info but anyways they CLAIMED the following should be ok (im still a bit iffy on it though myself). Soak rock in 50/50 water/bleach for 2 days, fresh water for 2 days, freshwater/baking soda mix for 3-4 days, fresh water for 2 days and then rinse really well.


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Old 01/10/2008, 10:01 PM   #7
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I think shells are fine and attractive. However, if too many are pointed upward they could function like a tray of bosls waiting to bill filled with detrius soup.


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Old 01/11/2008, 05:04 PM   #8
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I dont remember which forum it was but its referenced to once in awhile on here that I found the info but anyways they CLAIMED the following should be ok (im still a bit iffy on it though myself). Soak rock in 50/50 water/bleach for 2 days, fresh water for 2 days, freshwater/baking soda mix for 3-4 days, fresh water for 2 days and then rinse really well.
I'm sure you read it, but personally I would never use bleach on porous rock, especially such a large dose as 50% bleach. I think no matter how much you rinse it that rock will probably have bleach leaching out for a long time, JMO. I have bleached equipment using a 5/1 ratio 5 parts water 1 part bleach but then again they aren't porous.

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