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Old 05-05-2013, 11:51 PM   #11
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Ok gotcha, and some people say to soak them in bleach, would that help too?
You don't want to soak anything in bleach when you don't know if any other chemicals could be on it.
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:07 AM   #12
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Boiling would your best bet. I'd boil it and forget it. Or even soak them for about a week. Put them in a bucket with water. Dump and refill the bucket every day for a week or two. Simple
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Just soak, and scrub. Or if you have a bonfire outside throw them in before you leave the fire, just to be safe, and hope they don't break...then scrub them. That might do it.
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Ok thanks everyone! Im not real sure if I want to risk it yet, but at least I can try cleaning them and see if they pass the vinegar test!
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Others will disagree with me but I've got 11 limestone rocks totalling probably 60 or 70 lbs in my tank that I scrubbed with dish detergent and boiled for no more than 5 or 10 minutes. I've had no issues with the rocks or the ph.
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K i'm bringing this thread back because i just got some rock out of a river in south dakota. I have begun scrubbing them clean of dirt and a bit of algae. What should my next move be? Should i soak it in something? They are in a bucket with water right now.
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