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Cycling my new tank - adding slate, rocks and wood

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What's the rule on adding new items to a tank I'm cycling? I've seen some people mention that they boil slate. I have slate, rocks and manzanita to add - do I need to do anything to them before I add to the new tank?

Fish are not in the new tank, FYI.
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Not really, if you want to boil the rocks you can to sterilize but its usually not needed. Be careful not to boil too much just heat them up in the water till boiling point and turn it off. Rocks can explode from the heat. I've seen it happen :( Manzanita just toss in.
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