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sterilizing the fish tank
    #471297 - 11/27/01 04:00 PM (22 years, 3 months ago)

any good suggestions on how to ensure a sterile fish tank?

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Re: sterilizing the fish tank [Re: masses_26]
    #471303 - 11/27/01 04:06 PM (22 years, 3 months ago)

Wash it out with a bleach and water mix. Then rinse well with cold water. This is good enough.


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Re: sterilizing the fish tank [Re: masses_26]
    #471576 - 11/27/01 07:47 PM (22 years, 3 months ago)

Believe it or not my friends pet parot has had success using dirty fish tanks(really lazy i guess) ;o) anyhow if you feel the need bleach or pinesol or some other agent. But the myc. is pretty resistant to contam at that stage anyhow.


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Re: sterilizing the fish tank [Re: Lizard]
    #471581 - 11/27/01 07:50 PM (22 years, 3 months ago)

My friend just washed his tank out really well with soap and water and is planning on cleaning it with some 99% isopropyl alchohol. do you think this will be sufficient?


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OfflineMs_Brown
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Re: sterilizing the fish tank [Re: TeRzMaStA]
    #472155 - 11/28/01 08:18 AM (22 years, 3 months ago)

It is better to use 70% isopropyl. Sounds crazy, but it is true. My friends have used clorox wipes with no problems. you can buy them pretty cheap at any grocery store.


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Edited by Ms_Brown (11/28/01 08:19 AM)

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Re: sterilizing the fish tank [Re: Ms_Brown]
    #472221 - 11/28/01 09:43 AM (22 years, 3 months ago)

70% isopropyl is better than 99 percent because of polarity or something like that. it was about 6 years ago when i had this discussion at a lab i used to work at.
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Invisiblepuscle
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Re: sterilizing the fish tank [Re: ar393]
    #472233 - 11/28/01 09:57 AM (22 years, 3 months ago)

And you no longer work there.

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