View Full Version : Cleaning Ornamental Rocks in my tank?

08-08-2006, 03:06 AM
I lost a pleco in my 55 gallon about a month ago and have not replaced him yet due to the fact i am moving shortly.

Since then, I have had some algae build up a little bit to discolor some ornamental rocks in my tank. They seem to be stained. What is a safe way to clean them?

I was considering boiling them? Each is about 6inch x 6inch

08-08-2006, 03:25 AM
I have found that a bleach solution works best....soak an ornament for a little while...rinse well, and then just to be safe I put it into water treated with stress coat to make sure I got all of the chlorine neutralized. That was before my darling fugly came along though! (my bristle nose pleco keeps tank looking great!)

08-08-2006, 05:05 AM
Boiling works good to kill the algae but works less well to remove the algae. You would still have to scrumb the rocks.