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Old 04-30-2011, 09:42 PM   #1 
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Chlorax bleach...

My plants are COATED in algae. So I want to give them a bleach dip.

I'll do 1 parts bleach 19 parts water. Just wondering, is chlorax okay? I'll rinse the heck out of the plants then place them in a container of water with A LOT of extra conditioner for probably half an hour. Then I'll rinse the heck out of them again and put them in my tank. Sound good?
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:54 PM   #2 
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Personally I'd be afraid to use bleach with anything that will be coming in contact with my boys, but I googled it and found this:

Bleach Safety
There are a couple of critical rules to be aware of when using bleach. Follow them, and you don't have to worry about harming yourself or your fish.
  • Don't mix bleach with any other chemicals. That includes soap, aquarium chemicals, or other cleaning products. Use only bleach and plain water, period.
  • Don't use bleach in concentrations higher than ten percent.
  • Don't soak anything in bleach for longer than fifteen minutes.
I'd wait for other responses, but I'd use white vinegar to clean anything that will be going into my aquariums.
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:20 AM   #3 
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I have done bleach dips before on my java ferns & anubias with no problems. same concentration. Left them in the bucket for 3 min. Rinsed ALOT. Left them in a container with extra conditioner, rinsed again and moved it back to tank.
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