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Old 07-02-2006, 12:24 PM   #1
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Bleaching Live Rock

I recently went to my local pet store and was inquiring about methods of cleaning my live rock. During our discussion the brought up bleaching it. I wonder what the best process would be for doing this. My rock is currently soaking in a foam cooler with about 2 capfuls of bleach. It is whitening, but I was wondering how I should go about prepping it before I re-introduce the rock back into my saltwater aquarium. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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If you are setting up your tank, with no inhabitants, you could have used the LR to help cycle your tank. I am not sure what you would do about the bleach. Why are you "cleaning" your LR?
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your live rock is now dead rock...
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i know i have now killed off all of the beneficial factors of my live rock. I was unhappy with the way my tank was progressing so I broke it down completley and wanted to start over again. That is why I bleachend my rock. What steps should i take to re-introduce the rock back into my tank. I.E.-- what should I do to make sure i do not introduce any bleach into my system.
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I would rinse it in a solution of chlor out (or similar product), Then leave it out in the sun for a few days.
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I would rinse it in a solution of chlor out (or similar product), Then leave it out in the sun for a few days.
Ditto...rinse rinse rinse and let it sit out.
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