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    So I'm gonna re do my aquascape. What do I need to buy? Basically how do I do it. Thanks


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    Muriatic acid, a tub big enough for your rock, and baking soda to neutralize it afterwards, thick gloves, face mask, safety goggles (unless you're careful not to splash it on your face/eyes).
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    And for safety, always add water FIRST, then acid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Confuse View Post
    Muriatic acid, a tub big enough for your rock, and baking soda to neutralize it afterwards, thick gloves, face mask, safety goggles (unless you're careful not to splash it on your face/eyes).
    Where do I buy this acid?


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    Quote Originally Posted by christian7144 View Post
    Where do I buy this acid?


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    Pool supply store and remember add acid to water, or better yet buy new rock it's less work.

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    They sell muriatic acid at home depot.
    Also there is a good post in the DIY section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denash View Post
    Pool supply store and remember add acid to water, or better yet buy new rock it's less work.
    Buying new rock will cost me more. Acid bath is cheaper route.


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    Quote Originally Posted by theMerchant View Post
    Thank you so much. I'll do this soon n add to the post my experience n how I did it.


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    Muriatic acid is dirty HCl (hydrochloric acid) with iron, sufur impurities, pH 1. You are essentially dissolving away the LR (that forms best at pH 8.3) you paid ~$3/lb to get rid of pests.

    There was a thread about using saturated kalkwasser (pH12) to do a similar thing without possibly loosing LR weight.
    http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=2013058

    Likely acid will be more effective in killing hard pests but if you dunk and scrub in kalk, perhaps the result will be acceptable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayray View Post
    Muriatic acid is dirty HCl (hydrochloric acid) with iron, sufur impurities, pH 1. You are essentially dissolving away the LR (that forms best at pH 8.3) you paid ~$3/lb to get rid of pests.

    There was a thread about using saturated kalkwasser (pH12) to do a similar thing without possibly loosing LR weight.
    http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=2013058

    Likely acid will be more effective in killing hard pests but if you dunk and scrub in kalk, perhaps the result will be acceptable?
    It's DR so it n I'm gonna epoxy LR with the DR.


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    are you bathing the live rock or dry rock? Make sure to remove all paly/zoa coral off of the rock if there is any. Be extremely careful if you are going to bath live rock. The fume is toxic.
    Do it out door, use shoulder length gloves, pants/jean, shoe, wear mask and eye protection. Make sure no one is around when you do it. Have your garden hose on stand by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbone View Post
    are you bathing the live rock or dry rock? Make sure to remove all paly/zoa coral off of the rock if there is any. Be extremely careful if you are going to bath live rock. The fume is toxic.
    Do it out door, use shoulder length gloves, pants/jean, shoe, wear mask and eye protection. Make sure no one is around when you do it. Have your garden hose on stand by.
    I'm doing it on dead rock. I have a long drive way so I'm planning on doing it on that. **** is it that bad. Garden hose to rinse myself incase it splashes on me? Have baking soda right to neutralize the acid?


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    oh...and buy one of these.
































































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