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I am planning a tank redesign. I am going to add new rocks (mostly slate and granite) and cruched coarl substrate but what is the best way to clean them, should I do them all at once and should I take the fish out to do it? :fish:
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Well the only way I know how to rinse rocks is to break out the garden house and a bristle brush and go to town. If you don't have that much to do the kitchen sink will work. In the past I have used a large rubbermaid filled with water to help preserve some water (as apposed to just letting the hose run). A pasta strainer works great on substrate. I can't think of any good reason to take the fish out. Time to roll up your sleeves. Good luck.
 

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Depending on how much, I do it with the hose and a wire brush...or sometimes, depending on what kind of rock (smooth like slate or rough like lace) I'll just run it in the sink (slate), but if it's rough, I scrub it with teh brush (lace).
 

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If it's a smooth rock, just rinsing and scrubbing with a brush should be sufficient. But on a coarse rock I have power washed mine and then rinsed them.

Recently bought weathered limestone from a landscape supply and were fairly dirty. After a power wash they were pretty clean and all the nooks and cranny's were cleaned out.
 

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Would you take the fish out to do this?
 
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