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Old 08-05-2009, 08:58 PM   #1
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how to clean a fish net

I have the basic green fish nets. My neons caught the tetra disease so I've been scooping them out. How do I clean or disinfect the net for future use?

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20% bleach then rinse then rinse again
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I would rinse in a bleach or vinegar/water solution to rinse it and then soak it in dechlorinated water.
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agree just use extra amount prime in a cup to break down the bleach.
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If something really contagious was in my fish tank, like ich, I'd consider buying new nets (a few dollars), but otherwise bleach works too.
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I have the basic green fish nets. My neons caught the tetra disease so I've been scooping them out. How do I clean or disinfect the net for future use?

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buy a new net....they are cheap.
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I would only bleach for no more than 30 mins. since bleach can deteriorate nets rather quickly. There is a netdip product I'll have to look up for you as I cannot remember it at the moment :\

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Thanks again everyone.
I will probably buy some extras, just in case.
I just wanted to know if there was a home remedy...i try not to make extra trips to lfs if I don't have to. It's not that close to our house.
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