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DO NOT BOIL ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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DO NOT BOIL ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Old 05-26-2008, 01:21 PM   #31
 
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Any heat source on any rock of any kind that could have absorbed water can explode when heated. Camp fires, boiling, ovens, any heat source that could boil the water in the rock can cause them to fracture and/or explode.

I have also boiled rocks in the past but after seeing the police reports of the aftermath, will never do it again even though they never exploded on me.
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Old 05-27-2008, 08:47 AM   #32
 
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yeah, my friend has boiled his rock for his aquarium, and one side of the rock exploded! he wasn't hurt, and there wasn't any real damage (except the pot that it was in) to anything. he asked me what the *something* happened, and i told him not to ever boil a rock, but thankfully there were no serious consequences. so yes, boiling a rock is a no-go
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Old 07-19-2008, 10:28 PM   #33
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people boil rocks??

i put them in a hand flour sifter and run them under tap water
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:01 PM   #34
 
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hahaha so wait your telling me if i put a rock to boil itll explode? haha xD (not laughing at you im laughing at an image i have stuck in my head) xD hahaha that would be funny one minute you put your rock boiling you turn to get something you turn back and Whack! xD it just hits you xD haha if that happened to myself id laugh XD
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:33 AM   #35
 
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hahaha so wait your telling me if i put a rock to boil itll explode? haha xD (not laughing at you im laughing at an image i have stuck in my head) xD hahaha that would be funny one minute you put your rock boiling you turn to get something you turn back and Whack! xD it just hits you xD haha if that happened to myself id laugh XD
Can you laugh when your dead?
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Old 10-22-2008, 12:19 AM   #36
 
So I have some crushed coral that was used previously in an aquarium but haven't been used for about 6 months. Would it be safe to boil those or just plain wash them?
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Old 11-28-2008, 05:03 PM   #37
 
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Talking Hey Fish 4 aLL

Hey fish 4 all.... what is that fish in your picture there? lol sure looks interesting...!
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Old 11-28-2008, 05:27 PM   #38
 
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Hey fish 4 all.... what is that fish in your picture there? lol sure looks interesting...!
Lure or fish bait.
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Old 11-29-2008, 01:55 AM   #39
 
I pick my rock out of the ditch line , i power wash them , i then soak it in bleach for 10 min , then i power wash them again , then into fresh clean water bucket for 10 min , then back to the power washer , one more dunk in fresh water ,good to go , clean rock with no bugs or gunk
and hi lupin
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Old 11-29-2008, 01:35 PM   #40
 
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He, all i do is powerwash them... in warm/cold water.
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