Bones

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  1. xtreme

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    Hi

    Few months back at red tide some wale bones washed to shore that was in the sea for a long time and don't even look like bones.

    Q: Can I use it for base rock? or would it be a problem with phosphate?

    Thanks

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    Stupid Q, but how you know its bone?
     
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    Easy question to answer.

    Take some sea water that measures 0 PO4. add a very small piece of the bone into the vial. if you get a blue streak coming off of the sample it is releasing lots of PO4. If not wait a few hours and if no sign of the test going blue then it is not releasing PO4.

    I would do a similar test for PH.
     
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    Would not recommend. Bone contains collagen, a protein, which may raise dissolved organics in the tank. May also Leach phos
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    Have you guys got a dredger working in the area? I think it looks like coral rock that has been scrubbed of surface inside a dredger, will need a close up though
     
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    Ok Thanks,

    Will do the test, and yes it is bone, I left the bone looking ones on the beach.
    Will take an close up shot.
     
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