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post #11 of 20 Old 03-07-2011, 05:57 PM
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hmmm

no palytoxins in the sebellastarte or bispira feather duster worms.wich are most likely the ones you speak of..as far as clowns ther is no reason you coulldnt do perculas or ocellaris especialy if they were tank raised and paired prior to purchas.and remember even the dwarf puffers will attemp to consume your shrimps whenever possible..even a leg or two.

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post #12 of 20 Old 03-07-2011, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! But I reall want a blue devil damsal (= would look so pretty with the color combo. Only wish I could get one or two more fish /= oh well.

Great to know the tube worms that I'm talking about aren't toxic (=

Have another question, I'll be bleaching some dead corals to make the rock column. How long should I soak them in water afterwards to remove it all?

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post #13 of 20 Old 03-08-2011, 12:52 AM
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bleach

what method are you bleaching the rocks with.

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post #14 of 20 Old 03-08-2011, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Probably put them in something 1 part bleach, 19 parts water and soak for awhile (not sure how long yet) Then soak in regular water for ? days.

This is correct, right ?

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post #15 of 20 Old 03-09-2011, 01:16 AM
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ok

i like to add a heavy dose of a tank declorinator product as well..and i would test the skeletons with a test fish just incase things didnt leach out.

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post #16 of 20 Old 03-09-2011, 04:22 AM Thread Starter
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Wouldn't it be kind of cruel to test with a fish? Especially if there was still bleach?

I think I'll just soak in water with the powerful dechlorinater until the smell is gone on the corals, then another day besides. If I test it'll more likely be with a hermit crab or snail than a fish, though.

How long should I leave them in the bleach solution?

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post #17 of 20 Old 03-09-2011, 10:57 AM
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I would use daily doses of dechlorinator to the water when it's in fresh, and then let it dry 100%.

People tend to forget that bleach breaks down into chlorine gas pretty quick when exposed to air and light. If you could bleach the corals ASAP in the bleachwater solution and let them dry for a month or two, you wouldn't have to worry about the dechlorinator.

(Although I might give them a quick dechlorinator dip before going in the tank to be on the safe side. Probably unneccesary though.)

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post #18 of 20 Old 03-09-2011, 11:59 AM
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no no no...why would you put a fish in when there is still bleach...after you have finished..then tast to be sure..there is nothing like putting one piece of decor in your tank only having it leach into your closed system and drstroying everything.

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post #19 of 20 Old 03-10-2011, 03:04 AM Thread Starter
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Hmm I think I'll do it in a high dechlorinater solution for a week (completely switching out the water daily to clean out the chlorine) Then dry it for 2 weeks-a month. Sound good? Or am I going a bit short?

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post #20 of 20 Old 03-10-2011, 03:50 AM
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i just skimmed threw the conversation so if this was said somewhere im sorry lol. i read somewhere that its legal in hawaii to collect from the shoreline after storms and sutch but no more than a 5 gallon bucket full. i wish i could remember the site i saw it one but someone said they did thier whole tank off of what corals and lr they found washed up after storms... look into this maybe you can get some really nice free stuff.
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