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Old 12-31-2004, 05:23 PM   #1
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how do you clean your test tubes?

anyone have any clever ideas? i usually just rinse them out a thousand times with really hot water and sometimes if they're salty or buildupy i use a q-tip (and yes i did just say buildupy). does anyone else have a better way to do this?
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I just rinse mine out w/ tap water.
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Old 12-31-2004, 05:37 PM   #3
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I rinse in RO/DI water and when the get buildupy I soak them in vinegar and then rinse with RO/DI water.
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Old 12-31-2004, 07:18 PM   #4
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my LFS cleans them.
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Hot tap water then a dunk in RO.
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Old 12-31-2004, 08:19 PM   #6
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Warm/Hot water

When I get buildup on mine I use a baby bottle brush thats made to clean nipples.(ON BOTTLES!!!!!) :P
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Old 01-03-2005, 11:31 PM   #7
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i like the bottle brush idea! ill be using that one for sure!
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tap water for me....probibly not the best thing to do....
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tap water is fine. maby its the test kits you use but ive never gotten biuld up on mine.
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i only get build up on the calcium test kit and that's about it. i just use the water from the aquarium about 5 times before and after each test.
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