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  1. Richard

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    been told to blast my live rock every so often to loosen the dead material from the rock.
    Should I do this ?
    and will it not cloud up the tank?
     
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  3. Jaak

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    Just use a turkey baster or a powerhead to do this. It will cloud the water slightly depending on the amount of detritus on the rocks. it will go into your overflow once in the water column.
     
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    yeah do it regularly, you will be surprised what come out of those rocks! It will cloud up your water, dont think this will trouble any of your livestock too much
     
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    It actually feeds certain species of corals.
     
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    Go ahead and blast them!! It keeps them healthy and clean and like Tony mentioned feed some of your corals!
     
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    Yes, if it clouds up too much, just do a little at a time.
     
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    When you blast the rock, also try and run some filter wool in your overflow to prevent the detritus from going and settling in your sump.
     
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    Or a filter sock...
     

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