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    Exclamation Ahhh Weird Stuff In A Rock????

    OMG!! I bought a piece of l.r. because I need some rubble for fragging and they didn't really have suitable small ones so I went for a smaller mid-size thinking to break it into 2 pieces.

    I put the chisle down and hit the head gently a few times then this blackish stuff came out and a piece of rock popped off and under it was this (this is the best I can explain it) gooue navy bluish fleshy stuff.

    I have no freaking idea what this stuff is but I'm now hesitant to put it in my tank. It's the same rock that's in the showcases (which I'm pretty sure are linked together) so I don't know if it's a bad thing but WTH IS THAT?

    AND between the cracks on the rock there seems to be a clam (still plyable) that I think may be alive?!

    Is this rock ok? I've never seen this before.

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    The clam thingy is common and no problem. Leave it on the rock. As for the gooey stuff, just rinse it off. It's probably some leftover of sponge, or similar thingy. Is it moving..? Climbing of the table by itself??? If not, then just clean it off. If it is indeed moving... RUN!!!!!!!oof:

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    No it's not moving it's just uggggly and slimy and weird. I was like ahhh there is black crap running out of this rock?

    I'm not sure I can rinse it off because it looks like it's like a vein of gold (but fleshy black stuff) that runs to the inner depths of the rock. I just don't want to contaminate my tank with this....should I let it dry and cook it? Or is this going to be ok?

    ps is this clamy thingie still alive?

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    In all honesty and seriously..., it's a tough call on the black stuff. But, better be safe than sorry ..., although I'd think twice about actually boiling it. Who knows what it can end up smelling like!!!

    It's also quite possible that the "clam thingy" is still alive.
    I too have had a few alive on my rock, but my Copperband took care of them along time ago.

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    black stuff could be rotten something.. or maybe its pure oil ?
    did you get this in Kuwait ?

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Originally posted by liv
    black stuff could be rotten something.. or maybe its pure oil ?
    did you get this in Kuwait ?
    LOL I got it at Big Al's on the Sources. I was hesitant to put it in the tank but I rinsed it off and put it in. I had a small amn (from 0 to .1) spike but that was it.

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