Cleaning Live Rock

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Cleaning Live Rock

Postby Zachh455 on Sun May 26, 2013 9:48 pm

My tank was destroyed by a drunken friend of my brother when he poured an alcoholic drink into it. Does anybody know if there is a way to salvage the live rock in the tank?
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Cleaning Live Rock

Postby starboard on Sun May 26, 2013 10:05 pm

Nice friend.
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Re: Cleaning Live Rock

Postby Zachh455 on Sun May 26, 2013 10:15 pm

My thoughts exactly. I'm LIVID. Unfortunately I was out of town and unable to save my eel.
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Re: Cleaning Live Rock

Postby jelly on Sun May 26, 2013 10:39 pm

I see no reason y you cant just rinse the rock off with fresh saltwater and run some carbon
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Re: Cleaning Live Rock

Postby Zachh455 on Sun May 26, 2013 10:52 pm

That's kind of what I thought too. I just would hate to put it in another tank and carry the damage over.
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Re: Cleaning Live Rock

Postby jelly on Sun May 26, 2013 10:59 pm

take it out and put it a trash can with salt water and run a skimmer on it and some carbon and it should be find.. how big was your tank. I don't see one or 2 drinks messing up a tank that much.. that's really going to water down the alcohol.. and some people use vodka as a carbon doseing
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Re: Cleaning Live Rock

Postby Zachh455 on Sun May 26, 2013 11:15 pm

According to my brother it was a pretty big glass of rum and coke that was poured into a 10 gallon tank so I assume that the coke is what did the damage. The rock was 15lbs of pretty high quality rock.
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Re: Cleaning Live Rock

Postby jelly on Sun May 26, 2013 11:36 pm

rinse it with clean water. and change water in the tank 95% and you should be fine.
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Re: Cleaning Live Rock

Postby O&J'sdad on Mon May 27, 2013 6:19 am

What killed the eel was suffocation. With that much sugar and alcohol there had to be a bacteria bloom. That would use all the oxygen.
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Re: Cleaning Live Rock

Postby MM on Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:01 am

Ok, a ten gallon tank, i was skeptical, i dont think a drink would do in my ranks, a ten gallon tank is very diff, do a 75 percent water change and let it straighen itself out, sooner the better.
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Re: Cleaning Live Rock

Postby R33f3rMadn3ss on Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:34 pm

Zachh455 wrote:My tank was destroyed by a drunken friend of my brother when he poured an alcoholic drink into it. Does anybody know if there is a way to salvage the live rock in the tank?

Someone would of left my house without teeth if that was my tank! :evil:
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