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Old 02-04-2012, 11:14 PM   #1
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Oven grease in aquarium

So I got some rocks for my 55g and I put them in the oven to sterilize. After it was done I took them all out and one of the pieces has a giant blob of oven grease on it. How do I get rid of it safely or can I just stick it in the aquarium?

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Old 02-05-2012, 07:53 AM   #2
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Give white vinegar a try. Or you can make a paste of baking soda & peroxide & scrub it. Rinse well. I would not place it in your tank with grease on it.
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:19 AM   #3
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I agree, the paste and some elbow grease should fix it.
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Or brillo pads. I once stripped 3 huge wads of gum off of a cement chunk with them.
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:31 AM   #5
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Just avoid using anything with soaps, cleaners, etc. These could leave residue on the rock.
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:20 AM   #6
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I read this thread right before I fell asleep last night and then had a dream that a giant glob of olive oil got into my tank and was dripping all over my fish. Nightmare!
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:51 AM   #7
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Thanks for your suggestions guys! Unfortunately I'm way to lazy to for elbow grease so I used my drill with a masonry bit and drilled off the parts that were gunked up. The oil didn't penetrate very deeply.

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