Cleaning Live Rock

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My live rock has become covered with algae as I had major issues with my tank which are solved I think. Got rid of most of my crushed coral substrate and am now doing weekly water changes with NSW from two oceans. The algae seems to have slowed down majorly but it is still over most of my rock and my CUC is not really doing there job quick enough. Can I just take a new toothbrush and scrub the rock piece by piece?
 

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Can I do all the rock at once?
 
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I reckon you can, just make sure that you use old tank water, never straight RO .. have done it myself in past with no problem .. bucket with old tank water, scrub,rinse, place back in tank ...
 

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Will there be any kind of spike or is the amount of bacteria I'll be scrubbing off minimal?
 
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I reckon you can, just make sure that you use old tank water, never straight RO .. have done it myself in past with no problem .. bucket with old tank water, scrub,rinse, place back in tank ...
Why can't you use RO ?
 

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Thanks for all the advice. Hoping I get time this weekend to do a major cleanup.
 

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