Peroxide dippin

jaylensdad06

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Looking for advise on cleaning my dead rock. The rock I pulled out of my wifes tank I like and want to use it In my 40 breeder setup. It was covered in gha and photosynthetic flatworms. I scrubbed the rock as best I can and it's been sitting outside for a week or so...next step is to peroxide dip them and then start em cycling in a brute. I haven't had any luck on exact ways to do it...I found 4 to 1 water to peroxide..but for how long? A few hours a few days? And how long should I let it dry out before putting in salt to start cycling? Any advise would be awsome...
 

JonezNReef

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A cheaper way I used was cleaning mine in a vinegar and water bath for a few hours and then pressure washed it. Cleaned it back to its original white dry rock color. I know with spot treating live rock with 3% peroxide you use a 4/1 ratio but not sure about a bath for dead rock. Might have to get industrial strength for that
 

Nola Bear

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I've read that people will use muriatic acid too. Doesn't seem worth it to me though unless I had a lot of it that I wanted to reuse.
 

anbosu

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You can use bleach, vinegar, or muriatic acid. I would not use a combination of bleach & muriatic acid unless you want to potentially die. I wouldn't expect hydrogen peroxide to do much compared to the other options listed.
 

risin

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Be careful with acids, there is potential to compromise the strength of the rock. Probably not an issue if the rock is dense, but can really mess up fragile pieces.
 

Reeferman1019

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just dipped a Zoa frag plug with GHA in tank water and hydrogen peroxide 4:1 ratio and it worked...bleach, vinegar will also work


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jaylensdad06

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I ended up just soaking the rocks in a tub with water n vinegar and a powerhead. I'm guessing I don't have to let it dry too long since I only used vinegar before I start to cycle the rocks.
 
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