How do I clean a lava rock ? - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 02-04-2007, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
How do I clean a lava rock ?

We have the tank up for almost 9 years, with original fish. Recently we decided to clean the 2 lava rocks in there because they turned so dark and look so dirty. Someone told us we soak them in vinegar for 24 hours then rinse it off then it's all done. I really don't think it's a good idea because lava rock is porous and the 24 hours soaking gets all the vinegar inside the rock.

What is the proper way to clean them?

Thanks in advance.
skNYC is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 02-04-2007, 09:20 AM
try boiling them, then dry them out, then scrub with water only or get some aquarium ornament cleaner
musho3210 is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 02-04-2007, 09:55 AM
Member
 
Unrulyevil's Avatar
 
yea boil that sucker
Unrulyevil is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 02-04-2007, 10:03 AM
Member
 
Matt's Avatar
 
I boil all mine.
Matt is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How long till dead rock becomes live rock? planderos Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 4 12-22-2007 04:48 AM
Should I clean my Live Rock? amyb1654 Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 2 11-15-2007 09:22 PM
Different Types Of Rock To Supplement Live Rock??? FishFan Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 2 07-01-2007 10:58 PM
Bolty,discus,tank & tank mates + tangs,syno's & lava bolty Cichlids 13 03-01-2007 12:37 PM
Algae covered lava-rock Neufusion Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 3 02-23-2007 02:49 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome