Urgent help needed live rock in very hot water!!!!!!!!!

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  1. malooda

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    hi

    i just got some rock yesterday put them in two big bucket with a flow pump and a heater. i just woke up and found the one buckets water gone dirty. i put my hand in and the water was very very hot the damn heater packed in and went high.
    so i emptied alot of the water and gona make some more salt water to refill is that ok?
     
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    Seems the best idea. Sorry, hard luck.
     
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    LR is very resiliant bacteria wise, the pod life and other extras would have taken most of the knock. a complete change of water was the best thing to do. it will flush out any decay and assit in rejuvenating the rock.

    the LR will bounce back very fast biologically. just reseed with another few pieces when its settled.
     
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    thanks guys

    if i put the rock that got damaged in the second bucket will the damaged rock effect the good rock?
     
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    Does it smell at all?
     
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    yip it does smell bad news hey
     
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    I would rinse the smelly rock in a fresh salt mix then put it in it's own bucket with fresh for a day or 2 then rinse again in fresh mix then again in it's own bucket for 2 days & if it's still smelly keep on doing the process until smell is gone then add it to the good rock.
     
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    i would also suggest adding a powerhead to the bucket to get then circulation up. should help rinse some of the die off from the affected rock. also keep changing the water in the bucket regularly, if there is significant die off then the spikes may cause additional die off that might be avoided.
     

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