Drying LR

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  1. Tremayn

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    Hey guys. Just wanted to know when you dry out LR, how long do you dry it for and are there any other ways to make sure that once the rock is dry that no nasties come back to life?
     
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  3. erratiC

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    I think that's kinda like asking how long is a piece of string... cos there are so many variables to take into account. ie. weather, humidity, etc.

    Personally, I'd say longer the better, hey. But I'm definitely tagging along for answers to this one.
     
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    You can leave it out in sun for a few weeks. put it in boiling water with peroxide in it for a ten minute period before that.
     
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    dude i have a Webpage on how a guy cooked his LR in acid to clean it. lemme send it to you.
     
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    I'm sure if you soak it in RO for a long time, shake it inbetween, put it in clean RO, etc and then leave out to dry over a long period. Maybe even rince or soak again in RO after the dry period. I can't see anything live after that as well? And it is safe
     
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    thanks guys... Getting annoyed with the aiptasia in my tank but Im too lazy to actually kill them lol.. Want to take out all the LR and use dead/base rock
     
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    Tobes , I left mine outside in the sun for 3 months...the buggers came back !!!
     
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    redsea aiptasia x, injecting with kalk or a Copper band
     
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    Cool, because this pest is killing my zoas
     
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    give the redsea aiptasia x a bash. So far people have had success with it
     
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    You can also use jik, they use it to sterilize marine equipment and when it breakdown it turns into O2. Just rinse out after until there is no more jik smell and rinse with RO again.
    Aptasia is in the water collum if I'm not mistaking so even if you clean it you might get it, if you had it there might be aptasia organisms on the gravel and then goes to the rock.

    Please correct me if I'm wrong guys.
     
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    get a copperband or a few peppermint shrimps,i had a copperband in my old 300l and after his intro no more aiptasia:thumbup:
     
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    I put four peppermints in my tank after trying everything, took about 3 weeks and have been clear for the last year.
     
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    Definately getting a couple of Peppermint shrimp for my CUC :)
     
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    I'd rather opt for the Peppermint shrimps...its the natural way to control the nasties...
     
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    I have to agree with you on that statement...I've had my Tank for over a year now and started out with "dead" LR...or so I thought...about 2 months ago I got my 1st Aiptasia..:eek:..not a thing has gone into the Tank since I started..same Corals, same LR...so where did it come from...? It started on the so called "dead" LR that I bought...still got that 1 little lost fart...:p
     
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    possible that it came from the coral then moved to the rock
     
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    That Coral was 8 months ago...?! NOTHING has gone in my Tank for the past 8 months...:confused1:..they are suppose to be like weeds..so surely the thing would have "grown" in a couple of weeks and gotten bigger...?:confused1:
     
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    With a aptasia gun:kangakiller:
     
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