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Hey guys i just bought a ton of dry rock off facebook marketplace, is it fine just to spray it off and rinse it with saltwater, adding it directly to an already setup tank. I already have a fully 3 year old setup tank i just want to add this rock to my scape. Thanks
 
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Hey guys i just bought a ton of dry rock off facebook marketplace, is it fine just to spray it off and rinse it with saltwater, adding it directly to an already setup tank. I already have a fully 3 year old setup tank i just want to add this rock to my scape. Thanks
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if you want to be extra safe, you could cure it further with bleach to make sure there's nothing bad on it, then give it a bath in RODI water and saltwater for a week each. Otherwise, you could rinse it off and put it in if you're sure it's safe.
 
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if you want to be extra safe, you could cure it further with bleach to make sure there's nothing bad on it, then give it a bath in RODI water and saltwater for a week each. Otherwise, you could rinse it off and put it in if you're sure it's safe.
Okay thanks i took some close ups, what would you do?
 

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I’d probably run that in a bucket of salt water with a heater and some flow for a month. Toss some GFO in there with it to suck out any phosphates. Might have an ammonia spike if you just put that in your tank.
darn I was hoping to set it up tonight. do you think any of the pictures are cause for large concern, also does a high salinty dip for about an hour do anything?
 

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Okay thanks i took some close ups, what would you do?
that doesn't look like dry rock to me. The previous owner probably took it out and left it to dry so a lot of dead stuff. Curing it in saltwater is like cycling the rock again so you could do that. If you really want it to be dry, then bleach it.
 
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