Moving

Discussion in 'Fish Tanks' started by jahel318, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. jahel318

    jahel318

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2012
    Messages:
    250
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Florida
    I'm moving to another state and have 50 lbs of live rock that i want to keep. How do I "boil" the rock so I can start from scratch when I get to my destination?
     
    jahel318, Jun 1, 2014
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. jahel318

    ReeferRob

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2014
    Messages:
    755
    Likes Received:
    386
    Just keep it wet, I wouldn't do anything else to it. That will make your new cycle a lot shorter.
     
    ReeferRob, Jun 15, 2014
    #2
    Aquarian likes this.
    1. Advertisements

  3. jahel318

    kevdogg

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2011
    Messages:
    807
    Likes Received:
    124
    Location:
    Annapolis, MD
    If you really want to start over by "boiling" your rock, you are saying just that. Throw your rocks into a big pot and turn up the heat. 10-20 minutes should be plenty to heat the rocks internally. However I would just let them dry and once wet again anything that had died will help start your cycle.
     
    kevdogg, Jun 16, 2014
    #3
    emmett0122 and Aquarian like this.
  4. jahel318

    monique

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2013
    Messages:
    369
    Likes Received:
    141
    Location:
    northern ontario, canada
    why do you want to "boil" the rocks. whats wrong with them? if you are already using them why aren't you just puting them in a container and keeping them damp. then just cycle them again
     
    monique, Jun 28, 2014
    #4
  5. jahel318

    kevdogg

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2011
    Messages:
    807
    Likes Received:
    124
    Location:
    Annapolis, MD
    Sometimes there are bad things that get into the rock. Boiling kills all this and sanitizes the rock. Its quicker then letting the rock simply dry out.
     
    kevdogg, Jul 2, 2014
    #5
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.