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Old 12-11-2004, 03:17 AM   #1
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Aquariums and Soap Don't Mix

i got a 1 gallon fish bowl i though might be handy for emergency quarantine or even sprouting plant bulbs in. probably is the previous owner's father filled it with hot grease and then cleaned it out with soap. what can i due to remove all traces of the soap?
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Old 12-11-2004, 03:24 AM   #2
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Rinse it with household bleach and hot water. Then I would let it sit overnight with some warm water and dechlorinator to remove any leftover bleach.
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Old 12-11-2004, 03:26 AM   #3
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hey, that just happens to be the action i have taken!
how about that!
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And of course... rinse, rinse, rinse, rinse. And when you think it's clean, rinse some more!
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Re: Aquariums and Soap Don't Mix

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i got a 1 gallon fish bowl i though might be handy for emergency quarantine or even sprouting plant bulbs in. probably is the previous owner's father filled it with hot grease and then cleaned it out with soap. what can i due to remove all traces of the soap?
Personally I wouldn't risk it, I would just throw it away and spend 12$ on a 10gallon tank for that purpose.
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Old 12-11-2004, 01:47 PM   #6
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i dont throw anything away
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Throw it away it is not worth it for your fish to get killed over it.
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Old 12-11-2004, 08:33 PM   #8
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i can always stick it on my cat and claim that he is "Major Tom-Cat"
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Old 12-16-2004, 12:39 AM   #10
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put your spare change in it, when it is full, go to the fish store!
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Old 12-16-2004, 02:47 AM   #11
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better watch out tom... they don't like it when we make jokes because other people have to wade through them. i would rather row.
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