View Full Version : Got my rocks in
09/02/2011, 10:50 AM
09/02/2011, 11:05 AM
These look good. Out of curiosity, where did you get them from?
09/02/2011, 11:18 AM
Most I've collected off of this board.
I did the bleach then muratic acid bath on them
09/02/2011, 12:14 PM
i like that penninsula thingy u have going on in the second pic. Looks good!
09/03/2011, 05:49 PM
looking good, i still have to force myself to do the thing i want to do with my tank lol
09/03/2011, 07:36 PM
It's funny that's pretty much the same amount of rock I had in my 180 it covered the whole back
09/03/2011, 07:45 PM
Very nice aquascape. Did you stack them or are they in someway attached to each other?
09/03/2011, 09:08 PM
Pegs,zipties and a few are stacked
09/03/2011, 10:59 PM
Where do you get muratic acid locally? I have some random dry rock for my new 40 I need to clean before I use it.
09/03/2011, 11:32 PM
Home depot 2 gallons for 9$,It really opens up the pores in the rock.
If you were near I have an extra gallon I don't want to keep around the house.
09/04/2011, 01:04 AM
im also in the process of cleaning some rock, could you briefly describe how you cleaned yours? TIA :)
09/04/2011, 01:43 AM
I soaked it in a couple tubs with a powerhead and a 1-10 mix of bleach &water for 24 hours then scrubbed it and rinsed it off,let it dry in the sun till dry and didn't smell like bleach.
Then I rinsed the tubs out filled them with rock and water then poured the muratic in at a ratio of 1-10 waited about 15-20 mins till it stopped boiling then added half more waited another 15 mins and poured baking soda in it to neutralize the acid ,ran the hose in each bin for awhile then left them in the sun for a week or so
wear eye protection and some gloves that are acid resistant,it really boils and might get on you.don't get the bleach and acid together or you have mustard gas.
make sure you mix acid to water,the other way around will be very bad for you
09/04/2011, 02:13 AM
Hrm clean rocks and mustard gas. This sounds like fun!
09/04/2011, 11:27 AM
chlorine and muratic acid make mustard gas
muratic acid you get from any pool supply store...prob cheaper than HD
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