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    Changing water for the Gesshin stones

    How regularly should you change out the water of the Gesshin stones when you leave them to sit in it. Cheers.

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    When you see mold on your container or it's dirtier than you like. The stones themselves (soakers) should be fine indefinitely.

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    Just don't leave your stone in the water indefinitely!
    Remember: You're a unique individual...just like everybody else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zwiefel View Post
    Just don't leave your stone in the water indefinitely!
    My soakers are in water except when I am using them.
    "God sends meat and the devil sends cooks." - Thomas Deloney

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyChance View Post
    My soakers are in water except when I am using them.
    +1

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    Water must be changed every 31.7 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlassEye View Post
    Water must be changed every 31.7 hours.
    And don't feed them after midnight.

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    Indefinite soaking?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyChance View Post
    My soakers are in water except when I am using them.
    Quote Originally Posted by unkajonet View Post
    +1

    Really? I thought leaving them for more than 30-40 minutes would damage them...making them too soft. Does it depend on the specific stone?
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    lol... you guys crack me up. I leave my soakers in water all the time. My water gets changed daily (sometimes more), but the gist of it is to change the water before it starts to get funky. You can also add a tiny bit of bleach to your water to help it stay clean longer.

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    Bleach? I thought of this, but I'm not sure how sensitive the chemistry of the stones is and what might occur. Plus bleach has that short half-life.

    At any rate, unless you're a sharpening pro and always at it then your water probably sits around giving rise to some sort of ecosystem, and I at least wouldn't want my stones immersed in that. Okay, you won't use those blades for medical surgery, but appetite-wise at least I wouldn't want to be messin' with nice knives and skanky stones. The stones will absorb water and most of whatever else, presumably. Bacteria bricks!

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