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Hi guys,

This may have been a lesson learned the hard way, however I recently dosed my tank with a fungal multi cure (recommended dosage) and some of my Texas Holey Rock has turned green along with a few shells.

As you can see the large piece has totally discolored and only a small amount on this small pieces. The large piece was never bright white, rather a dirty white, however green is really not a great look.

Has anyone got some answers as to fix the problem or would it be a wait and see if it fades?

Any suggestions would be most helpful.

Thank-you in advance.

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Thanks for the responses.

I might try the pressure wash first.

Has anyone tryed the bleach idea. Once soaked in dechlorinator would it be ok to but back in the tank?

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liquid chlorine. cheap as at your local pool shop. soak/dose then allow to sit in the sun for a couple weeks or use supachlor to dechlor the chlorine. malachite green sux poo tube and i have not and refuse to use it since about the age of 12.

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Fully submerge in a bucket of water and put in a cup of pool chlorine each day for a week ,cover bucket to aviod chlorine loss ,then soak in water with plenty of dechlorinator for a week.use fresh dechlorinated water each day for that second week.:)

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Thats an expensive lesson! I have used multi cure before for white spot and it did the same thing to my gravel (black and white) I used the blue solution.

I would be a bit weary about using bleach. I would try the water high pressure cleaner idea.

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Multi cure is just fungus cure (acriflavine & malachite green) with methylene blue added, which I find odd because methylene blue is only good for fungus on fish eggs. It would have been the acriflavine and methylene blue that did the staining. Good luck trying to get that out.

Copper sulphate does not colour the water.

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Thanks all for the comments.

I used an Industrial strength pressure cleaner it looked like it took all the green off until it dried and I looked at it again today, where I found it be slightly green again.

I wet it again and you could not see much of the green as per the pic. The piece was always off white with a few darker areas.

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Oh well I will put it in the tank and see how it goes. If it bothers ne too much i will give the bleach a try.

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