Removing palys from a rock ?

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  1. jborlace

    jborlace Purple Spiny Lobster

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    I have a good size rock that has some palys on it that I really don't care for. They have taken over the rock. I'm tearing my tank down this weekend to move so I figured what better time to get those palys off of the rock. Question is how do I do that and after I get them off is it safe to put the rock back in the tank when I set it back up. Tearing the tank down and setting it back up all on Sunday. Thanks.
     
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  3. dienerman

    dienerman Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    Find someone who will trade rocks with you! You don't happen to live near Philly do ya?? :D
     
  4. jborlace

    jborlace Purple Spiny Lobster

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    No, I'm an hour south of Dallas. Lol.
     
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    chris adams Purple Tang

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    If you are going to remove the paly make sure you have eye protection and should really use rubber gloves or something. The Toxins are very dangerous. You can permanently damage eye sight.
     
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    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    You can either bleach the rock or apply peroxide to the palys to get rid of them.
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    Pressure wash the rock. Works wonders
     
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    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    ^^^^^Be carefull though live rock can be "soft" lol
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    Agreed. Use the widest angle head possible. A stream will go right through.
     
  11. jborlace

    jborlace Purple Spiny Lobster

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    I have green palys also on the rock I want to keep. Just wanting to remove the one I don't want. I'll defentially use eye and hand protection. Just pull the palys off ? And is it safe to put back in the water afterwards ? Don't want the toxins to release in the water and kill anything.
     
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    jborlace Purple Spiny Lobster

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    Here is the rock in question. The green stays but the others need to go. Most of them are shriveled up anyways. I think my toadstool is to close to them and I got some chemical warfare going. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1427559357.702127.jpg