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Old 12-27-2011, 08:56 PM   #1
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Black algae

So I just bought a new decoration for my tank that is used. It looked like it was black and naturally colored. But upon closer inspection it looks like black algae. I have scrubbed it down multiple times but it's still there.

How do I make sure it is all gone before I can assume it is safe for my tank?
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Bleach or h2o2 would do the trick.
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:04 PM   #3
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So does it get soaked in either? An at what percentages Do I mix it?
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If bleach, I'd do 10:1. If it's h2o2, I'd just do a full strength soak. A couple minutes would be fine.
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:43 PM   #5
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Seeing is how I'm soaking in my tub bleach it is
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Yeah, it wouldn't be nearly as economical to go out and buy that much h2o2... haha.
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:18 PM   #7
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Lol definitely not!

Oh joy, it looks to be all gone, just going to soak it for ten min in regular water to make sure the bleach is gone! I can't wait to get it in my tank!
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Soak in 5x dechlor water. That'll make sure all the chlorine is gone.
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Thanks for pointing that out!
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