Hi, I have just been given a small tank for my 60th birthday as I have always been keen to have a fishtank. My question is do I need to wash ornaments and silk plants before I put them in the tank and if I do, do I need to treat the water that I wash them in or is it safe to just use ordinary tap water for this?
I suppose the same applies to the tank for cleaning it out before I start!??
Any advice on this to point me in the right direction would be great. It may seem a silly question to some of you, but I want to get things right from the start. All the advice I have read only states to clean the tank, but doesn't state to use treated water to do this or just plain tap water.