Dirty Araganite

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  1. Ruberto Frazao

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    Hey guys

    I have Caribsea Special Floor Grade aragonite that has been roughly in a container for a year...

    There was water in it and it smelled like toilet water...:eek:

    also the aragonite is not very white anymore after I gave it a good wash..

    What can I use to make it white again??
     
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  3. Hails

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    Would say bleach, but it would be easier to get new aragonite.
     
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    Should I try bleach @ hails
     
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    Its a mission and a half to wash it off properly, but it would make it whiter.
     
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    can try soak it in vinigar also
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    soak in unscented bleach, careful with this, then soak in RO with seachem safe for a day or 2, also add an airstone as that will help remove the chlorine
     
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    you can also use hydrogen peroxide(100%), but you must be very very carfull and wear latex gloves, the rinse in ro water
     
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    Still easier and safer to buy some more :tt2:
     
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    at R600 a bag, i will use chemicals:)
     
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    Ha ha ha, nice one! Ditto!
     
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    ...:eek:..my word...is that what it costs...!!!
     
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    Would it not be best to bleach it and the leave in RO with lots of prime for a day or two than using peroxide?
    Peroxide has its advantages but if not handeled correctly will burn the individual using it. To risky for me.
     
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    Thanks for the advice guys... ill try all of them hehe...
     
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