Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-13-2004, 06:22 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: New York
Posts: 47
Send a message via AIM to Mach
Best solution to clean tubs?

I store my RO water in rubbermaid tubs. I recently had a bad dieoff from my liverocks, and poured the foul water in a rubbermaid. I rinsed it thoroughly but am afraid to add ro water in it since perhaps some of the nasty water bacteria lingers on the sides of it. I was wondering if there is a product out there that is used to clean or kill any harmful bacteria that may develop on the sides of buckets or rubbermaid tubs when they are not in use? But is also safe for aquarium use. I know any normal soap will not be a safe way of cleaning this. What should I do?
__________________

__________________
Mach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2004, 06:31 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: DFW, TX
Posts: 202
If you rinsed the tubs really well afterwards, I don't think you should have any problems with putting RO water in them now. But if you want to go ahead and clean them, I would recommend scrubbing them with vinegar then rinsing well with hot water.
__________________

__________________
Kimberly

"Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian." - Dennis Wholey
kreach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2004, 08:58 PM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
 
reefrunner69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Cedar Key, FL
Posts: 1,663
I'd use bleach and water, rinse well afterwords and allow to air dry
__________________
Kevin

Visit Nature Coast Photography
reefrunner69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
clean

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
AP test tubs Dominick Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11 10-11-2006 02:03 AM
Using Rubbermaid Tubs as Sumps AndyH5512 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 25 09-22-2005 03:23 PM
Are Rubbermaid Tubs OK for a QT? spinman Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 9 09-15-2005 12:00 PM
sealing fibreglass tubs. DeFeKt Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 06-12-2005 10:27 PM
How to light/heat the big plastic tubs? dsmalls Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 07-16-2004 11:59 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.