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Old 01-17-2004, 04:53 PM   #1
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bleach a coral ????

I have bought a 20 lb. piece of nice coral from our local store. It is dry--and they said I should treat the rock with bleach and water. then let it dry for a week to let the bleach dissipate -- after washing rock thoroughly with fresh water. My question is ---- How much bleach or Clorox or thr Ratio of bleach to water ??? Maybe 1 part bleach and 2 parts water??? or does it matter??/ Thanks !!!! P.S. the is dry but has green algae color on it .
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if your going to do that add a cap full of bleach to a gallon of water. that will take all the green out. but rather than letting it air dryi would soak in a bucket of plain water, changing the water every couple of days for five days.

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yeah, I've heard 1 part bleach to 10 parts water, just make sure you rinse the rock very very very well, even the smallest amount in your tank will be deadly.
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thanks for the advice! Should I not use bleach ?? The coral looks clean ==white except some green algae color\ Apparently it had been in an Aquarium before. Thanks again--Zippy
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I use coral skeletons in my tank and bleach them periodically. I use about 1 cup in a 5 gal pail and leave them overnight. I then rinse completely and place them back in tap water with a good de-cloranator. Then I let them air dry completely. In the summer sun dried is the best. This seems to work well for me and I have never had an issue. In between They tend to turn slightly brown and I just rinse them in fresh water which takes most of this off.

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