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Old 08-07-2012, 10:11 PM   #1
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Bleach: Disinfecting Plastic Plants

I am currently disinfecting/de-green molding/ de-diatoming my plastic plants with bleach solution in a bucket...as well as my betta caves and rock decorations... Leaving them to soak for 10 mins and then well rinsed and into another bucket of super primed water.
How long should I let the plants soak in the water with Prime and should I let them sit out overnight to dry? If so, will they be safe to add to my tanks in the morning?
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:59 PM   #2
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I would say yes. I wpuld recomend letting them sun dry
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:00 AM   #3
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As long as it doesn't smell like chlorine, you should be good. I'd let it sit in prime water overnight probably. Triple dosed.
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I would say yes. I wpuld recomend letting them sun dry
I live in a condo with no sun access :-/

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As long as it doesn't smell like chlorine, you should be good. I'd let it sit in prime water overnight probably. Triple dosed.
I had it soaking in probably more than triple dose... Smelled like chlorine after 2 hrs so I dumped water and refilled and re-dosed.
Will the fish be okay in tank without any plants or decor overnight or will it stress too much?
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Nah they should be fine.
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