Never boil live rock!

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by leslie hempel, 22 Jan 2013.

  1. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    as more of us get experience in the hobby i think its important that we identify potential hazards which can harm us while doing what we love..

    this guy had a terrable experience and i was thinking perhaps we should be looking at putting any experience simular to this in a thread..

    i can definatley relate to the agitated sinuses after i have worked in my system so perhaps something is realeased while we work on our systems??

    Read this guys horror story.
    http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2253493
     
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    Scary stuff.

    It reminds me of the children's story about the "Rock soup".
     
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    scary indeed, i experiencede similar from handling liverock with bare hands. since got rid of all zoas/zoos in tank, always use gloves when working in tank, and all is good.
     
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    Thanks Leslie and what an interesting read.:thumbup: reminds me a bit of the stray voltage in our tanks too, what that can cause
     
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    Yesterday I welded the cracks in my skimmer using a soldering iron - the cup was clean but the body still had muck on the inside. I developed a moerse headache - but that could simply have been the combination of acryl fumes and styrene solvent. Or maybe not.... :eek:
     
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    Be careful bud, i reckon we should try to keep our hand out the tank, but obviously there are times we need to put our hands in there, USE GLOVES.
     
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    @NADEEM i couldent remember who it was but i started looking for that thread to include here... thanks for the reminder:thumbup:
     
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    Wow thanks for the read Leslie it's something to think about before doing something stupid.
     
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    Thanks again leslie, December came down with bad chest infection. This reminds me that i moved this coral below from my nano tank to the new one, during that period and felt bad the next day. Maybe being a hypercondriac, but after reading these threads making me wonder as well. Also something has come to light as i am writing this. I have become alergic to shellfish in the last 2 years would even go as to say since i have owned a marine tank, don't want to say handling zoas and palys has caused this but i can't be sure. I just blamed it on eating to many crayfish. As soon as i eat any shellfish, i start to swell up and my face turns into a red ball. Makes you wonder. But i still love marines, must just be cautious in the future



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    what facinates me is that we have probably all done something like this felt a little queezy had a pain killer and slept it off....
     
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    Nadeem working on his tank :D

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    :lol: Thats my next purchase
     
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    That yellow spiral coral is pretty aggressive though! There's also the danger of being eaten!!!
     
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    It's what I did last night!
     
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    When I was a nuub I use to burn aptasia with a pencil torch without realizing what it was doing to myself but then read about pallytoxin. I changed my ways quickly & stopped also started to use gloves every time I handled any coral.
     
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    Many corals are extremely toxic with the worst of all, zoanthids; some singular zoas have enough toxins to kill many full sized humans.

    The next are sponges, live rock comes with a variation of extremely toxic types.

    When I boil and bleach base rock and later make my own live rock out if it by placements, even if it has only a little life, I am very careful with that water its been in that’s full of toxins.

    The rock goes out into the weather for quite a while before use it after that.

    That enables no pests in the aquarium and a more solid bio start.
     
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