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Old 06-18-2011, 02:29 PM   #1
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Best way to kill Algae

I am redoing my 80G saltwater tank. Everything is out and I am cleaning it. What is the best way to clean and kill any algae and algae spores left in the tank or will just cleaning very well and letting it dry do that? Is Clorox bleach the best way to clean the tank (since I can use one of the various water treatment products to neutralize any residual bleach)?


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Bleach or vinergar will do the job nicely.

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I'd go with the vinegar and water as well. Proved tried and true again and again.
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Another thing you can do with your rocks is add H2O2 to the water after you scrub them. I know it won't hurt SPS because at a fragging demo that is what they were leaving corals in a weak solution of H2O2 while they prepared the frag plugs.
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You can use bleach. A couple capfuls of bleach in a bucket of water. Rinse real well and if you want you can use some dechlorinator when you fill the tank up. Not really necessary but it gives some people a sense of security.

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