Dry Rock question


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So I recently purchased some dry rock which was in a tank but out of water for a long time. It had some green algae on it and other pieces looked pretty clean. The seller told me to clean it off so I did a muriatic acid bath and a dilute bleach bath. Most of the rock is white to light brown but my question is are the shells of the i guess worms ok and what are the red dots on this rock. also , is it safe to start to cook the rock?

thank you


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once the smell of bleach is gone from the rock, i'd say its ready for cooking. I've added rock to a display after acid and bleach without any trouble. Nothing on that rocks looks alive or harmful


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Do I need to cook or can I place it in my tank and start cycling? and is that red corraline or somthing else