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Old 05/06/2015, 10:26 AM   #26
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Man it was unbelievable the amount of dead junk that boiled out in the white vinegar bath. My rock had been dry for about 6 months. Worms, snails, crazy stuff, plus all the algae....so much algae. my rock actually weights less after the bath.



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Good thing I came across this thread then haha.


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Old 08/07/2015, 09:17 AM   #27
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Came across this...How long did you soak the old rock in the white vinegar solution? Any negatives (algae outbreak on old rock etc..)


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Old 08/07/2015, 10:35 AM   #28
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Came across this...How long did you soak the old rock in the white vinegar solution? Any negatives (algae outbreak on old rock etc..)
If I remember correct I soaked it for a week give or take a day. I drained and changed water/vinegar multiple times. I scrubbed the rock before I started the process.
I have been running my DT for about 120 days now with great results. I had a normal cycle rate. I will be doing this anytime I use old rock it was simple and well worth the cost of vinegar.

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Old 08/07/2015, 10:35 PM   #29
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That's great news, will follow your process this weekend.


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Old 09/13/2018, 12:24 PM   #30
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If I remember correct I soaked it for a week give or take a day. I drained and changed water/vinegar multiple times. I scrubbed the rock before I started the process.
I have been running my DT for about 120 days now with great results. I had a normal cycle rate. I will be doing this anytime I use old rock it was simple and well worth the cost of vinegar.

Tom
what ratio of white vinagear to water,

I have been collecting dry rock from multiple sources for about 8 months.

My plan was to pressure wash it all first,
then do a vinigear and water bath with a powerhead.
Rinse and repeat if I need to.

one more pressure wash, before going in to water bath for a couple days.


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