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    Hey guys I bought this liverock from a guy and he told me just to scrape it off and that I had nothing to worry about? What do you guys think this is and I scraped most of it off. Is it safe to put in my tank? I had to scrape off around 5-6 of these rocks that were like this.

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    That GHA. I would not put that in your (or any tank).

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    Quote Originally Posted by newtothis View Post
    That GHA. I would not put that in your (or any tank).

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    what is GHA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by limal17 View Post
    what is GHA?
    Green Hair Algae

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    the rock is still good but I wouldn't put that in the tank the way it is. I'd dry out the rock, give it a bath in muriatic acid and cure it all over again. Who knows what else is in that rock because it didn't look like it came from pristine conditions
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    I took a rough brush and brushed off all the algae and the only thing that remains it looks lie the root of the algae at the top of the rock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limal17 View Post
    I took a rough brush and brushed off all the algae and the only thing that remains it looks lie the root of the algae at the top of the rock.
    The hassle is not worth putting the rock inside.


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    If you are in OC come by and I’ll give u dead rock if you need it and a marine pure ball that has bacteria. I have like 80lbs


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    Quote Originally Posted by christian7144 View Post
    If you are in OC come by and I’ll give u dead rock if you need it and a marine pure ball that has bacteria. I have like 80lbs


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    what part of orange county and thank you

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    here is how most of the rock looks after i cleaned it with a brush. would this be a problem?

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    City of orange by Chapman university


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    Don’t do it not worth the pests or other hitchhikers that may come on it. I just started my tank completely with dry dead rock avoid all those issues. Not worth the hassle of having issues, take homie up on his dead rock offer!


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    A bath in bleach is safer than muriatic acid, though the acid will certainly kill it without question, but the advice for a chemical dip is really the only sure way to do it. A wire brush will only have it come back.

    Don't put that one in your tank.

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    I’d say just get new rock, introducing GHA can be regretful real quick and will spread like fire or just bump up your phosphates/Nitrates and have a bigger algae bloom after die off.


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    You can just dump it in freshwater for a little while and kill off the algae then you can use the rock again in your tank. I've done it a bunch of times.

 

 
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