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I need to tear down my 55gal and I have a lot of texas holey rocks covered with algae.
I was wondering if anyone knows the best way to remove algae from texas holey rocks.
 

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I would soak first in bleach, then scrub. The bleach will kill the algae and makes is come off easier. Truth is , I learned to live with the "natural" look. When bleaching, rinse well and then let totally air dry before putting back in the tank.
 

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I just let nature take over the rock it does look more natural. keepers choice though
 

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well, I'm in the process of removing a few pieces of rock at a time, and I've soaked them in bleach over night.

What do I do now? How can I make sure that the bleach isn't gonna leech out of the rocks when I put them back into the tank?
 

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4pokguy said:
well, I'm in the process of removing a few pieces of rock at a time, and I've soaked them in bleach over night.

What do I do now? How can I make sure that the bleach isn't gonna leech out of the rocks when I put them back into the tank?
Rinse them thoroughly then put them in a bucket of water double dosed with a good dechlorinator like Prime etc... for 24 hrs or so. Then allow them to dry completely.
 

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i dont take risks with bleach thats just me. hope you get the algae off! :fish: :dancing: :? :zz: :oops: :D :) :( :eek: :x :popcorn:
 

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As long as you don't take the rocks out of a bucket of bleach and throw them in the tank, it's perfectly fine. A lot of people including myself have used bleach for years with no ill effects. Just need to make sure everything is rinsed and dried. Chlorine once it dries, turns into a gas and quicky dissipates.
 

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The fables about bleach are right up there with the "birther" questions! Since it has been in the water we drink and use for our tanks most places, I have never understood why there is concern about dealing with it. Most of us deal with it every time we fill our tanks.
 
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