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post #11 of 115 Old 09-17-2007, 09:36 AM
In the Scouts we would amuse ourselves on long camping trips by tossing huge rocks in the fire. Would generally take about an hour and then WHAM!! flying debris everywhere. Most of the times we'd pick a rock and then bet whose rock would explode first. Another extremely dangerous game we'd play was to take burning hot rocks from the fire and drop them into 5g buckets of water.

Rocks and heat can be dangerous.
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post #12 of 115 Old 09-17-2007, 10:00 AM
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Wow that stuff should be added to the scout manuel. We used to do the same thing.
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post #13 of 115 Old 10-22-2007, 07:42 AM
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How about steaming? Works in the lab where i do my studies.
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post #14 of 115 Old 12-07-2007, 02:41 PM
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don't bake rocks either

if there is water trapped in the rock, it will explode if you bake it
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post #15 of 115 Old 12-25-2007, 11:50 AM
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Good to know this i was just about to try that.
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post #16 of 115 Old 12-25-2007, 12:13 PM
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I boil rocks daily.

Eat that.

Tanks: 40 gal FW setup, 10 gal Reef tank.

Old BC8 setup:
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post #17 of 115 Old 01-04-2008, 02:41 PM
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well its good to know all that info. i have some rocks i was thinking about adding. now i know wat 2 do. does anyone know how or where to find rocks with a lot of holes in them? the ones around my house are smooth. i havent looked in the forest behind my house yet but is there certain places to look? and do you have to do anything to rocks you buy from your lfs?
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post #18 of 115 Old 01-04-2008, 06:57 PM
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the rocks you buy from your LFS should just need
a good scrub in hot water.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #19 of 115 Old 01-05-2008, 07:53 AM
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thanks that is wat i have been doing.
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post #20 of 115 Old 01-22-2008, 08:42 AM
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I had no idea that rocks could explode if boiled. Good to know.
When ever I've needed to clean up rocks I've always just placed them in a strainer and poured boiling water over them a couple of times.

Thanks for all you time everyone.
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