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Old 04-24-2007, 10:00 AM   #1
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rubbermaid totes... safe? any special prep?

I'd like to make use of some rubbermaid totes for movement and (very) temporary housing for my soft corals, inverts, and small fish during an aquarium move. Do I have to prepare them in any special way to make them safe for the critters?

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Have you ever used them for anything else besides water? If not, or they are new, then they are just fine as they are. Might want to give it a rinse and scrub with some warm water before the fish go in, just to be safe.
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Will bleach and a good rinsing do if they have been used?
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And some air drying (to get the bleach out).
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I would use very little bleach when doing that and I would rinse them thouroughly and allow to air dry as Roka said.
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OK, but no soaps please.
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Definitely no soap. I kind of would not use the bleach either but if you do make sure it is no more than a capful in the whole bucket and a couple days of drying will be best.
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Old 04-24-2007, 08:58 PM   #9
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What were these totes used for previously?
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What were these totes used for previously?
My original question was for new, unused totes.
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