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Cichlid Kid
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would i just boil it?
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Hi,
You don't have to "cure" it as one does driftwood.
All you should really have to do is scrub it really
good under running water to get rid of any dirt, or
loose fragments. Use a well bristled scrubbing brush.

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how about boiling it?
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Hi,
Sure, but why? The only reason we boil driftwood is to
kill off burrowing critters such as worms, etc. It's a
solid rock. Unless there are numerious cracks in it,
I very much doubt there is anything inside it alive.

Be sure, if you do opt to boil it, to cool it slowly.

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ok thank you very much
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would granite change any water parimeters such as harness or pH
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As mentioned in another thread, no, it won't alter water parameters.

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Granite is a fantastic safe rock to use. Clean it use it. If it is rather dirty soak it for a day or so then hose it clean.

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i have granite ieces and rocks in many of my tanks. it looks beautiful and does nothing strange to the water. its a great addition to any tank!

i boiled mine then scrubbed then boiled it again. it was nice and clean! make sure you let the rock cool over night before putting it in the tank! yo dont want any of that heat transferring to the water!


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