DO NOT BOIL ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Page 4 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #31 of 115 Old 05-26-2008, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
fish_4_all's Avatar
 
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.
fish_4_all is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #32 of 115 Old 05-27-2008, 08:47 AM
New Member
 
teh13371's Avatar
 
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

The first rule of Fight Club is - you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is - you DO NOT talk about Fight Club. Third rule of Fight Club, someone yells Stop!, goes limp, taps out, the fight is over. Fourth rule, only two guys to a fight. Fifth rule, one fight at a time, fellas. Sixth rule, no shirt, no shoes. Seventh rule, fights will go on as long as they have to. And the eighth and final rule, if this is your first night at Fight Club, you have to fight.
teh13371 is offline  
post #33 of 115 Old 07-19-2008, 10:28 PM
tmz
Member
 
tmz's Avatar
 
O_O
people boil rocks??

i put them in a hand flour sifter and run them under tap water

Proud owner of Bagel the Warrior.
RIP Ivan the Terrible and Billy the Kid
tmz is offline  
post #34 of 115 Old 08-24-2008, 09:01 PM
Member
 
Deku's Avatar
 
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
Deku is offline  
post #35 of 115 Old 09-08-2008, 10:33 AM
Member
 
Little-Fizz's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deku
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?

And just before you laid dead weight upon its shores, I stung you in the face for that's the nature of my core.
Little-Fizz is offline  
post #36 of 115 Old 10-22-2008, 12:19 AM
New Member
 
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?
lokalboy808 is offline  
post #37 of 115 Old 11-28-2008, 05:03 PM
New Member
 
mags2313's Avatar
 
Talking Hey Fish 4 aLL

Hey fish 4 all.... what is that fish in your picture there? lol sure looks interesting...!
mags2313 is offline  
post #38 of 115 Old 11-28-2008, 05:27 PM
Member
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mags2313 View Post
Hey fish 4 all.... what is that fish in your picture there? lol sure looks interesting...!
Lure or fish bait.

Sent from my desktop or phone or whatever else I am holding on to

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=48&dateline=125741997  2
I'm ready for the pressure.
The drama and the pleasure!
If there is one thing I want to see here, it's HUMOR.
I believe I can fly!
I believe I can touch the sky!
I think about it every night and day!
I stand in awe of my body.
Lupin is offline  
post #39 of 115 Old 11-29-2008, 01:55 AM
New Member
 
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
mdel747 is offline  
post #40 of 115 Old 11-29-2008, 01:35 PM
New Member
 
GuppyColorMaker's Avatar
 
He, all i do is powerwash them... in warm/cold water.

<--Hehe, that's my puppy, Charlie, before he turned moose. He was attacking his teddy-bear, whom I called Mr.Snuggles, with one true possessed look on his face. Many days later, he ate Mr. Snuggles. RIP Snugg Snugg!

P.S. that's my grandpa's knee in the upper right corner.
GuppyColorMaker is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Boil Carbon to reuse? verbosity Freshwater Aquarium Equipment 21 09-07-2012 07:50 AM
More on rocks now lowco1 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 2 02-20-2009 07:23 AM
how long to boil willow Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 9 01-06-2008 08:52 AM
Rocks okay? TrashmanNYC Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 2 12-10-2007 01:32 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome