Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Cichlid Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 11-24-2014, 02:48 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Groves, Texas
Posts: 220
Vinegar on Texas Holey Rocks

Is it safe to "bleach" holey Rock with vinegar? I'm trying to get them really white for my new tank and vinegar seems to be what people use, has anyone else tried vinegar or anything else?
__________________

__________________
t57spikes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2014, 03:10 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dalto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,104
I have never tried it but it should be safe. I would probably soak it clean water afterwards.

The only thing I have used to bleach holey rock is......bleach.
__________________

__________________
dalto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2014, 04:18 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Groves, Texas
Posts: 220
I was going to use bleach but others have said that vinegar is better. How was your outcome with bleach? What process did you use as far as ratio to water and how long and how'd you soak it afterwards in clean water?
__________________
t57spikes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2014, 05:27 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dalto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,104
Quote:
Originally Posted by t57spikes View Post
I was going to use bleach but others have said that vinegar is better. How was your outcome with bleach? What process did you use as far as ratio to water and how long and how'd you soak it afterwards in clean water?
It probably is better, I just haven't tried it.

I don't remember what the concentration was. I know I used a lot of bleach though so I would guess 1:20 maybe? I would definitely google that though.

I soaked it in clean water with 10x dose of Prime for a days, twice and then sat it in the Texas summer sun for 3 days. That may be overkill but I was nervous about it.

Holey rock is so porous that I would much rather have traces of vinegar in my tank than traces of bleach if the vinegar works.
__________________
dalto is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
hole, rock, rocks, texas, vinegar

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Texas Holey Rocks Drake Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 05-17-2006 04:28 PM
Texas Holey Rocks! CHEAP! Most for under 30$ for large rocks christerrell2k3 Archive 9 11-20-2003 06:37 PM
Just in Case You Didn't Know--Texas Holey Rocks!!! madasafish Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 10-31-2003 12:42 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.