Live Rock

Discussion in 'Biological/Natural Filtration and Deep Sand Beds' started by SIMS, 24 Nov 2007.

  1. SIMS

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    Hi All
    I have quite a bit of live rock (130kg's), some in my current tank but most in tubs. I will start a new tank soon but I do not want to add any rock that has crap on/in it.

    I got about 20kg's of rock a week or two ago and I notice quite a bit of aptasia on it. Obviously I do not want to add this into the new tank and I have read what a PITA it is to remove so I was thinking that maybe I should just leave it out in the sun for a few weeks and surly everything on/in the rock will die for good. Then I'll get some really good live rock and seed the now dead rock with it?

    Does this sound like a good idea?
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    burn the aiptasia with a soldering iron and leave the rocks to cure for a few weeks.thats what i would do
     
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    hmm that old soldering iron trick hey Mek i think we nid a few pics of how this is done.

    Sims aptasia is a nasty one, they can survive most water conditions, one thing that worked for me was to inject them with boiling hot water, tried the kalk method but had no luck with it. the hot water worked well but use a syringe with a needle on to get up close and personall.
     
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    Let the water circulate through the drums and just put a lid on the drums so the rock is kept in the dark. Remember aiptasia are anemones and need light, in the dark they will die and your rock will stay healthy.
     
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    OK need another cooking tub...thanks.

    By the end of this I'm going to be a rock chef...
     
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