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    Dirty Rock

    I regret to say, over the summer I neglected my tank a little! pps3: Not to much, however my LR is quite dirty now. Any ideas on how to clean it up? It's all dark and before it was more greyish....
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    Blast the rock with a powerhead if your meaning that theres stuff on it like poo and uneaten food.

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    sounds like brown algae or reddish spongs grew over it.... if thats the case then just rub it off and put a small cleaning crew in there... that should do it

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    I was thinking along the lines of some type of Shop Vac... that should do it. Although
    you coud call in a carpet cleaner

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    keep it organic man... steam cleaner ought to do it

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    If your going to blow that stuff of your rock make sure your ready to filter it out of the water right away. Putting that much junk into the water column all at once is not really a good idea. Anytime I need to disturb some of my sand or clean junk off rocks I use a water polishing filter. I will have it running before I even start. Also if you have that much stuff settling on your rock you may want to consider more in tank circulation. If you can keep that stuff in the water column it will be filters out on a daily basis and the tank will be better for it.
    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Salty Dog
    If your going to blow that stuff of your rock make sure your ready to filter it out of the water right away. Putting that much junk into the water column all at once is not really a good idea. Anytime I need to disturb some of my sand or clean junk off rocks I use a water polishing filter. I will have it running before I even start. Also if you have that much stuff settling on your rock you may want to consider more in tank circulation. If you can keep that stuff in the water column it will be filters out on a daily basis and the tank will be better for it.
    Rob
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    i was thinking just blast it witht he powerhead too
    but i never have that much junk on there...
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