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Old 08-03-2005, 09:35 PM   #1
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Bleach?!

I bleached some of my tan rocks (not live rock obviously) because of the algea on them. I have done this before with my plastic plants in my tank without any effects on the organisms in the tank. I used 2 cap fulls in an icecram bucket. I have rinsed them a few times and let them dry out in the sun afterward, but im worried some bleach water has been absorbed into the rock? Should i put these rocks back into the tank, or wait longer?? They dont smell of bleach. Thanks for any advice!
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Leave them in the sun for 5-6 days (if they have not already been there that long) and you should be fine.
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After that soak them for a day or so and then get real close and smell your water. If the least bit of bleach is there you will know.
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You should leave your rock in your tank and let the algae propogate on it. It will eventually turn purple if you have appropriate lighting. Just a suggestion.

As far as bleaching your rock - soak a day, dry for two, soak in RO water for a day, dry for another, place into tank.
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Maybe even put some declorinator in the soaking water to be safe
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Melos, good suggestion.

Either way, when the bleach has dried it turns into perfectly safe salt (NaCl).
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