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    First LRocks Tonight (100lbs) What should I do first?

    Hi guys.

    I'll get my first Liver Rocks (about 100lbs) in couple of hours...

    I am not sure about what to do first soon as I get it
    before I start doing "reef-itecture"

    Do I need to scrub it with a plastic brush?

    Do i just need to clean it with my plastic gloves?

    Do I just need to rince it with fresh salt water?


    Please enlight me anyone...

    Thanks

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    Rubber gloves are HIGHLY recommended. Rinse with salt water. scribing should be LIGHT. You only want to remove the stuff that is already dead. Your not trying to clean it so to speak. Yes a nylon bristled brush will do a nice job.
    Rob

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    make sure you have enough saltwater mixed and ready in your tank(I think you do already but it doesn't hurt to remind hehe)... I take a 5 gallon bucket filled with saltwater and heated. I take each piece of rock and look for unwated crabs and other nasties that might still be on there... i get rid of all sponges as they will more than likely die during the curing process... after this i dip the rock in the bucket(make sure your wearing gloves) and swirl it around for about 5 seconds(this helps get rid of sand and other dead stuff on the rock)... I then place it in the tank... smile... and then grab the next piece. Once your done you'll notice bits and pieces(rock rubble) left on the bottom... I only keep what I can pickup... rinse and in the tank... the rest gets thrown out. Hope this helps.

    IJO

    P.S. I opened one of the boxes to see what it looked like... you should be quite happy with this rock. VANUATU IS BACK!!! make sure to take some pics

    IJO

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    Thank you very much OSD...

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    Hey IJO...

    Thanks for the 'process'....

    Please do not forget the pumps)

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    hrrrm... and what about the 30 minute novel I wrote you? hehe

    IJO

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    opps... nevermind

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    I'll take and post pictures tonight (or tomorrow) before I put
    them in the Tank.

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    First Pic...

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