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Old 11-07-2012, 09:16 PM   #1
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Bleaching Bleaching Coral

Can anyone suggest a good way to bleach skeleton coral?
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:35 PM   #2
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I use water and bleach in a 5 gallon paint bucket. It does not take much bleach and it should not need to soak for more than about 30 mins. Then dump the mix and just use water to rinse. I usually run the bucket in my bathtub with the faucet on low for about an hour or so. If you wanted to go really crazy, maybe soak in RODI too. I don't and have not ever had issues with what little filtered water sticks with the coral when it goes back in the tank.
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:37 PM   #3
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What ratio? If I do them in a 20g tub, would a cup of bleach be ok?
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:38 PM   #4
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That is probably fine. I just kinda splash some in.

Something to consider is that when you do this, it probably kills a lot (if not all) of the beneficial bacteria that was on it. That will take away from the overall filtration. I've always had enough rock, that what is lost does not matter. Parameters stay the same before and after.
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Ok thanks.
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