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recipe for bleaching ADA Pollen Glass

My ADA pollen glass diffuser needs to be cleaned. what ratio of bleach to water should i soak it in and for how long?
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4 part water 1 part bleach, youd be surprised how little you need, you could use even less

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20:1 will work fine, let it soak for 15-30 min


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Just curious, why mix it with water, just go straight up. That would take what, 5-10 ml.

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has anyone ever done straight excell?? maybe more expensive but safer i would think?


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Bleach is an oxidizer, the water helps oxidize the color or stain, and disinfect. Basically adding water makes the bleach work better.


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has anyone ever done straight excell?? maybe more expensive but safer i would think?
Ive tried on somebody else's recommendation. Didn't do much for me.
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hearing how excel kills off bba and other algeas, i just figured that it wold kill the algea on a diffusor, im sure you would have to keep the excell on it longer then beach solution but...


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wow... tons of replies. awesome.

i read on adgshop.com (local ADA retailer) that 50/50 was a good ratio, but i guess even less works. i may go with the 1:4 or 1:10 ratio. i'm thinkin this thing's pretty dirty and wanna make sure and get it really clean.

is it possible to use too much bleach with this thing?
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