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Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Fishy Steve, 22 Jun 2009.

  1. Fishy Steve

    Fishy Steve Hiden super user

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    How often do you guys blast your live rock and what do you blast it with? Also how many of you use a toothbrush or something similar to scrub your rock? Thanks in advance for the replys.
     
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    You can once a month, i do. With one of the circulating pumps in your display, better to get and use a spare.

    Scrubbing the rock with a toothbrush is a no no :nono:. You tend to screw up everything. I do use a toothbrush if i need to lift a stubborn peace of green algae, but no scrubbing. I did it though and some other stuff and the rocks turned brown and i cycled the system again. You upset the system by doing this.

    Why do you need to scrub with a toothbrush. :whistling:
     
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    Fishy Steve Thread Starter Hiden super user

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    I dont scrub at the moment. Was just wondering if everyone else does. I'm fighting a battle against gha and when i win i never want it to come back.
     
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    Yes I only use a toothbrush on the GHA, I don't like it because you scrub off all the new growth with the algae.

    Rather look at getting a pump like a Sun Sun (they are good value for money about R 150 for the 3000 liter per hour one) to circulate the water and keep the rocks clean. Like Max said.
     
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    I have a total of 12000 liters per hour worth of power heads. Dont want any more. I think i'll get an extra one to use when i need it. Thanks
     
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