Cleaning of old LR

Vetrix

Shrimp
Joined
31 Oct 2008
Posts
200
Reaction score
8
Location
Centurion
Alright, Ive got about 20kgs of LR thats been standing outside in the garden for 3 years, its all dirty and some of it has plant seedlings growing in it.

How should I go about getting it ready for use again? Boil it?
 

leslie hempel

Sponsor
Joined
7 May 2007
Posts
17,090
Reaction score
1,012
Location
Gonubie East London
its no longer LR but Base rock or dead rock... i hosed mine off, but RO water and perhaps bens suggestion of vinegar would be the way to go... the vinegar will chow away at the corraline that had calcified on the rock and will perhaps open it to expose the porus side.. not a bad thing...
 

hotdog83

Clone Fish
Moderator
Joined
28 May 2008
Posts
5,082
Reaction score
1,597
Location
Cresta, JHB
Don't you guys think the vinegar might dissolve the rock as well if it is coral skeletons? Seeing it has a similar composition as coralline?
 

Megalodon

Bristleworm
Joined
6 Jan 2008
Posts
94
Reaction score
2
It would but very slow I think... so if it's only a quick dip for a couple of minutes it really shouldn't do much harm
 

Similar threads


Top