Washing rocks?

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  1. Arosereed

    Arosereed Astrea Snail

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    I gathered lots of rocks today for my tanks. I put them under water to see if the bubbles and removed those. I now have them soaking in 110 degree water. What's the best way to clean these or driftwood? Any thoughts?
     
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  3. Arosereed

    Arosereed Astrea Snail

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  4. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    A good scrubbing with a stiff bristled brush should do.
     
  5. NanaReefer

    NanaReefer Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    By gathered do you mean from the beach or what?
     
  6. Arosereed

    Arosereed Astrea Snail

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    I got them from a river. I scrubbed them with a good toilet brush. And I'm soaking them in aquarium water, until I see no more floaters in the water.
     
  7. superfishy45

    superfishy45 Flamingo Tongue

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    If it was me I would boil them then scrub then boil and scrub 2 times to clean them well so there is no bacteria
     
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  9. Moby Duck

    Moby Duck Purple Spiny Lobster

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    If this is for a freshwater tank I would at least do a vinegar test. There are some rocks that will raise your ph and one way to tell is by dropping vinegar on it and looking for fizz.
     
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    Arosereed Astrea Snail

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    Thanks you all ! I boiled and scrubbed. I eased with vinegar and soaked in aquarium water for a week. They turned out awesome! ImageUploadedByTapatalk1344135865.558124.jpg
     
  11. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Very nice usage.
     
  12. JBert

    JBert Plankton

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    I like your design! Do you have pics of the whole tank?