Live Rock Treatment

Discussion in 'Biological/Natural Filtration and Deep Sand Beds' started by Rabbit, 26 Oct 2010.

  1. Rabbit

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    Hi Guys,

    I bought around 30Kg's of FijLR from Burt lastnight.

    I need some good advice on cleaning/prepping it for my tank. Currently its in a large plastic container filled with saltwater and covered with a powerhead running in it.

    I plan to do a full water change in it this weekend and clean each rock with a semi soft bristle brush. Is there any chemical product I can add to the water to speed-up the curing process.
     
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    seachem stability probably and nitrate/phosphate removers
     
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    Thanks burt, good information in that link ;)
     
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    Hi Guys,

    The Rock has been running under treatment for just about 2 weeks now with the phosphate remover.

    I've set it up with a power head blowing through a sock with the phosphate remover in it.

    The Rock's appearance has improved slightly and most of the critters has died off leaving a foul smell in the water.

    I've done a 70% water change last friday which has helped for the smell, however the rock still appears to be very green. Will the phosphate remover clear the green completely. When would I know that this rock is ready to put in my tank ?
     
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    replace all the water with new water, then leave for another week
     
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    the green?
    is it soft hairy algae or hard (almost fish line feel to it) algae (briopsis)?
     
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    The LR is just green in colour, I dont know if this is the actual algae giving it this colour, How would I tell ?

    Its not slimy at all....
     
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    Green Coraline?
     
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    I'll see if I can update a High-Res pic for you to analys, not too sure
     
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    Briopsis is hard and extremly hard to get to get it off. Like bristles.
    Hopefully its not what you have.
     
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    Hi, its not briopsis. I'll do some more research to see what it possible could be and update you
     
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    Pictures will help alot!
     
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    Pics Updated - I hope this helps !!

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    green hairy alge, cook it more
     
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    Its not really hairy, mostly just green in color. these pics can be deceiving, you have to see it in person
     
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    Thats GHA Cook it!

    I know that stuff anywhere!
     
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