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epoxy coated gravel - will it bleach?
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myhamster
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PostPosted: 2007.01.03(Wed)22:02    Post subject: epoxy coated gravel - will it bleach? Reply with quote

Hi,
I have some snails, and I have Estes black gravel. I'd like to bleach away the snails. Would a 1:15 solution of bleach hurt the black color of the gravel, or degrade it somehow?

Thanks!
Eric
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Angry Andy
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Location: St. John's, NL, Canada

PostPosted: 2007.01.03(Wed)22:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bleach, and many other cleaning detergents will kill whatever other livestock you have in your tank.

I wouldn't even think of using bleach on my tanks for any reason.
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supamii
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PostPosted: 2007.01.04(Thu)2:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

I once tried to do this using h2o2. I wasnt trying to kill snails, rather I was trying to "disinfect" algae. the problem I found was that it took forever to rinse it clean and evaporate. it didn't seem to bother the fish when I eventually set up things again.

in anycase, I've come a long way since then and would not use bleach or cleaning products for my aquarium anymore
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