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    Can Beston 500 be left in water permanently?

    My Chosera 400 has very little life left in him and I'm looking for an alternative.
    I am not a fan of soaking, so I need either splash and go, or permanent soaker.

    Can Beston 500 be left in water bucket permanently?

    Thanks!

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    Gessin 400 is what you should be looking at. It's a soaker too. It's an incredible stone.
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    Mine stays in water all the time. It makes a great soaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Pescador View Post
    Gessin 400 is what you should be looking at. It's a soaker too. It's an incredible stone.
    What can I say Pescador, I've been enablized once again.
    Was going to go on a binge and get the Beston, but I have succumbed to the call of the Siren.

    Gesshin from JKI it is.

    2 Jnats, 2 Komas, new set of buffers, replaced my dremel, and now Gesshin 400, in matter of couple weeks.

    I seem to do this every few months and think what the hell am I doing?

    Thank you to Pescador and stopbarking for the suggestions and information on soaker stones. Much appreciated.

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    Yeah...my Beston eventually had issues with the permasoak. I don't think you're supposed to keep them soaking all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Pescador View Post
    Yeah...my Beston eventually had issues with the permasoak. I don't think you're supposed to keep them soaking all the time.
    What issues have you had? Mine is permasoaking at the moment, and you're making me worried!

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    Same here. Mine hasn't been out of the pond in 6 months. Haven't noticed any ill effects...yet.
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    Mine is soaked all the time

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    Mine has been soaking for around 2 years, no issues . I just change the water every week and store away form sunlight.

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    Sorry about the worry, I felt the Beston seemed to wear/dish quicker and felt different. Unfortunately, I never cared enough to get another Beston and try it side by side to see if all this was in my head!
    "So you want to be a vegetarian? Hitler was a vegetarian and look at how he turned out."

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