some advise plz P.E

Discussion in 'New Members' started by johannes rall, 26 Feb 2011.

  1. johannes rall

    johannes rall

    Joined:
    30 Jan 2011
    Posts:
    197
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    PORT ELIZABETH
    Hi people i have a question.I was at the LPS today to find out about the baserock that they have.They showed me some pieces outside that looked like dried liverock.ok that i knew .The question i have is that the pieces i saw at the petshop looked like some rock ive seen along the beach.Can i use the ones i saw along the beach or not.It also look very porous(excuse spelling ha ha)
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. Tremayn

    Tremayn

    Joined:
    21 Mar 2010
    Posts:
    5,226
    Likes Received:
    69
    Location:
    Lenasia
    take a pic.. If its on the beach.. then it should be ok for your tank. You will have to cook it in fresh water for 4-6weeks just to be safe. Whatever the rock has in it should leach out. You will have to do regular water changes. Then on the 4th week test the water to test for phosphates and the PH. The ph should be stable. You will need to test the water once a week. if after 2 weeks nothing shows up on the tests, then it should be fine
     
  4. Tremayn

    Tremayn

    Joined:
    21 Mar 2010
    Posts:
    5,226
    Likes Received:
    69
    Location:
    Lenasia
    but upload a pic before you do anything. Sure the guys from PE will know about the rock and can advise you better :)
     
  5. johannes rall

    johannes rall Thread Starter

    Joined:
    30 Jan 2011
    Posts:
    197
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    PORT ELIZABETH
    cook for 4-6 weeks how do you mean
     
  6. 459b

    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    12 Mar 2008
    Posts:
    9,748
    Likes Received:
    789
    Location:
    Cape Town
    The rock you find on the beach is not the same as proper liverock. Do not at any point think that taking rock from the beach can replace good liverock. Besides not knowing what impurities the rock contains, there are legal issuse when it comes to removing rock from the beach. Taking shortcuts with rock will cost you more in the long run. Please post pics of the rocks in question.
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - advise Forum Date
Advanced Topic Biopellet advise Advanced Topics 24 Nov 2016
New critter please advise ID Needed 30 Aug 2016
Sump design advise Anything DIY Related 20 May 2016
New Stand build Advise and some Extra Mods General Discussions and Advice 15 Mar 2016
Wanted forum advise Forum Usage 16 Jan 2016
Chiller advise Test Kits, Controllers, Reactors and Dosers 14 Dec 2015
advise General Discussions and Advice 22 Nov 2015