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So I have this live rock with Green Hair Algae on it

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kimoyo

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So, I've got this live rock (55lbs) covered with green hair algae. Since I'm switching tanks, I was wondering what you guys thought I could do to completely rid the rock of it. I'm mean I want to get drastic with this because I really would hate to have an algae outbreak in my new tank. I know that keeping my water in check in the new tank is a must but what can I do to this rock now. At this point I don't care if the live rock is no longer live at the end of this process because most of the pieces don't have a lot of coraline growth on them anyway.

I also have an aquaC skimmer, a emperor aquatics uv sterilizer, and an ampmaster. Any good cleaning methods you guys would recommend for a month's storage. Most of this stuff will just be sitting around for several weeks. Thanks.

Paul
 

mojoreef

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Put it in a boiling pot of water for a few hours, that should take car of it. I just did that with a bunch of mine that was really old but still had nice shapes. They colored back up with in a couple of months


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kimoyo

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Lol, I thought I had remembered reading you did that but I wasn't sure. I got confused with the cook vs. boil, haha.
Paul
 

kimoyo

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Hey wrassehole,

Nope, it will probably kill everything but I'd rather get rid of all algae. Plus since I was taking my tank down anyway I won't have to worry about how to keep the rock alive. But once it goes into the new tank it should eventually grow coraline again and come back to "life". Actually I will be using mostly base rock in my new tank.

Paul
 
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