Killing paly zoa coral

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  1. Fiver

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    Hi All,

    I'm thinking of taking down my tank, and am wondering how I go about safely killing off the few green play zoas I have left on a piece of rock. The rock itself is covered in algae, so finding it a new home with the palys attached seems unlikely.

    I'm wondering if I can bury that zoa-covered rock upside down in the sand bed to safely kill off the zoas without worrying about releasing toxins into the air.

    Thoughts? Thank you for looking.
     
  2. Davy Jones

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    If it was me, I would take the rock outside and leave it in my yard somewhere where my dogs cant get to
     
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    Thank you for the advice. I'll think about it, but I guess I'm worried that someone else (neighbors' kids, garbage men, etc.) could come across.
     
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    The two issues are turning into and aerosol... boiled or if you place into a humidifier, absorption via a cut/eye/mouth (probably a splash or squirt while cutting).

    As long as you do that, no worries. When in doubt just handle outside with a mask.
     
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