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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2003 11:51 am 
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Does anyone know how to safely clean coral?
I have a big beautiful round one that is brown from all
the dust of late & water isn't cutting it. I thought about orange oil,
but thought it might damage it.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2003 6:18 pm 
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Did you let it soak in water or just try to rinse it off? If you rinsed it maybe soaking may loosen up the dust. I had several saltwater aquariums and have used Clorox and water to clean corals. I would not use Clorox if it is a colored coral because some fading may occur. If you do try it start with a small amount of Clorox mixed with water. Just enough that you can barely smell the chlorine. I used Clorox because it is clear and some of the cheaper bleaches are yellow.
The orange I never tried because I didn't know how fish would react the residue. Chlorine will disipate after several days.
White vinegar in water might work also. Again I would start with a light mixture first.
I use Orange TKO to clean the rest of the house. It emulsifies in water and turns a milky white.

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