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Old 08-17-2016, 02:57 PM   #1
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Bleaching Texas holey Rock

Can I soak Texas holey Rock in bleach? I've been battling black beard algae and it's turned the bright white rock black and I can't even scrub it off with hot water and a tooth brush.

When I worked at Petsmart we soaked our ornaments in a bleach water mix and then scrubbed, rinsed, and soaked in dechlorinated water, rinsed and used again. Would the natural rock soak and leach the bleach?

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No idea of the porosity of Texas holey rock. If you do bleach it, rinse/soak well with water and then soak it in a vinegar solution. Then rinse in water.

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Would be interested how you get on. Wasn't sure how you would go making sure it is totally removed from the rock pores.
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Yes you can, 1/2-1 cup bleach for a 5 gallon bucket soak for 30 min, rinse extensively, i then would soak it in fresh water with prime disarming it for 10 and then rinse again I mean rinse and rinse and rinse, the vinegar don't sound like a bad idea, that's how my lfs said to do it to keep it pristine white but i personally have not done it but thats how they do theirs.

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