Safe Rock?

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Safe Rock?

Post by piratetoothgir » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:55 pm

So, basically what I want to know if a rock is usable or not.
I collected it from the shores of La Playa De Carmen (Cancun) and want to try using it in my tank.

It almost looks like live rock for a saltwater tank, but not.
The rock is gray and white, and has green areas on it,
I currently don’t have a picture, but will try to get one.

Would using anything else be acceptable for the crabs?
There’s a collection of yellow seaweed and kelp on the shores, and the white sand.


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Re: Safe Rock?

Post by AwesomeHermit » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:20 am

I would assume it is safe
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Re: Safe Rock?

Post by angelbearpuppy » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:48 pm

As long as you treat it like anything else you wpukd put in with your crabs. I dont see a problem.
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Re: Safe Rock?

Post by JoeHermits » Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:17 pm

Rocks, kelp, and sand can all be baked to sterilize them if collected outdoors.

I don’t know what the yellow seaweed is, so I don’t know how safe it is.


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Re: Safe Rock?

Post by piratetoothgir » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:40 pm

Thanks, everyone!
I am looking to create a split sectioned tank, half beach and forest.
The beach is supposed to be rocky and sparse of plants, but the forest opposite.


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Re: Safe Rock?

Post by piratetoothgir » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:03 am

I got a picture of the rock, here it is.
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Can you tell me if this rock is safe for the hermits?
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Post by GotButterflies » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:33 pm

It all depends on where you plan to use them in your tank. If you plan to place them on the substrate, then just let them air dry in the sun. If you are wanting to place them in water, then I would boil them in fw and then they would be fine :)


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Re: Safe Rock?

Post by piratetoothgir » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:28 pm

GotButterflies wrote:It all depends on where you plan to use them in your tank. If you plan to place them on the substrate, then just let them air dry in the sun. If you are wanting to place them in water, then I would boil them in fw and then they would be fine :)


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Re: Safe Rock?

Post by GotButterflies » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:37 am

Yw!


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