Replacing Dino Live Rock with New Live Rock

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ug. I have a nano tank, and I have been battling dinos for the past few months. I have a 10-gallon nano tank, and I am wondering if it would be better to just get rid of the current rocks and replace them with live rocks from my LFS? Maybe the beneficial bacteria on the new live rock will outcompete the small dino population left behind? I have been trying a lot of different options, and I am trying to avoid using chemicals in my tank.
 

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Crabs have worked for my rocks. I don’t think replacing would be beneficial.
 

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Dinos are present because the surface was vacant and the moving company for the dinos are faster than other stuff's movers.

Replacing them with live rock where all of the vacant lots are already occupied, then dinos have a hard time taking hold. The issue with LFS rock is that you don't really know that it was just wet or actually live.

A small pack of live rock from Florida would likely be better.
 

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