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1 24th October 15:46
mr.nice.
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Can anyone suggest a ratio of bleach to water (hot, warm or cold?)
that I can use to soak my rocks in from my aquarium,
they are covered in that black tufty stuff.
How long should the soak take to kill 'em off?
How should I remove traces of bleach? tapwater rinse?

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2 24th October 15:46
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Bleach will kill it but not remove it so why use bleach? You will need
a lot of de chlorinator to remove all the bleach from absorbent rocks.
To remove the "black tufty stuff", all you need is a scrubbing brush.
It's hard work but not poisonous!


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3 24th October 15:46
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Just a suggestion, but why don't you boil them for a while? I'm assuming
this will kill anything on the rocks, and possibly make it easier to get
off.

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4 24th October 15:46
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That's a better idea then using bleach if the rocks are small. Some of
the rocks I use would not fit in the largest boiling container I have!
I stick to the scrubbing brush method.

To be absolutely honest, I have never bleached or boiled a rock in my
many, many years of fishkeeping. I have never had a problem. I think
the chemicals that are used to sterilise rocks do more harm than good.


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5 24th October 15:46
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Twas Fri, 04 Jul 2003 13:57:30 +0100 when steve@tropheus.demon.co.uk
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I've just finished, the rockes were mosly very large by aquarium
sizes.
I used a knife and a scrubbing brush and it was indeed hard work (
but I didn't use any bleach in the end, now my fish are quite excited
exploring all the re-arranged caves, particularly the coolies, the
clowns and the elephant-nose..

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6 24th October 16:15
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In message <ol0bgvoi8a1gn6v1gsfcpio1nig57sg4ca@4ax.com>, Mr. Nice.
<mr.nice@clara.co.uk> writes

Sunlight & weathering works extremely well if you do a few at a time, or
have some spare rocks. Leave them on the garden path for a month in the
summer and they scrub up brilliantly.

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7 24th October 16:15
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The other altenative that I use is a high pressure jet washer, cuts
everything clean off.
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8 24th October 16:16
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Twas Sat, 5 Jul 2003 21:59:12 +0100 when "RickSanderson"
<ricknewsgroup@members.v21.co.uk> put finger to keyboard producing:

I already have 2 of those but they don't touch the black stuff.

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9 24th October 16:16
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Microwave?

I used the microwave on some driftwood that was algae and snail infested.
five minutes later it was very hot, steam coming out of the holes and snails
had been heard to explode.

Cooled it down in a bucket of cold water,
back in the tank and everything came to scavenge.

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10 24th October 16:17
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It most certainly will. Are you mad? You can't microwave a rock. If you
really must, do it outside, use a microwave you don't really care much for,
and stand well back!

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