Coral as filtration media?

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    Hi everyone,

    My friend gave me a big stony coral that dried up an is white. I was wondering if i could break it up into pieces and add it to the sump as filtration.

    Would that be a good idea?
     
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    Yes. That's what Liverock is :m106:
     
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    Awesome Will do it then. I also thought there would be no problem, just wanted to make sure that there are nothing that would leech into the water
     
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    Well.

    Did it come out of his tank? Where was it while it dried out?
     
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    It was just standing in his classroom
     
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    Should be good to go. Might leach some phosphates if his tank had phosphate problems.

    But nothing major
     
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    It will cycle a bit, as the dead coral stuff decomposes. But then you will end up with ... live rock :)
     

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