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evil Nick 03-14-2020 11:51 AM

Bleaching?
 
Hey guys I'm looking to restart a small reef this spring. I wanted to reused my skimmers and equip from the last setup but it's been in a dry bucket out in my shed for the year (bad idea all around I know). I wanted to rinse and disinfect everything really good. Would it be a fine to soak the stuff in a light bleach water mix and scrub good? Figure let it dry then maybe rise again with just water.

Any other tips? Most of this stuff will be in the sump not the main tank. Except the wave maker of course.

Sniperhank 03-14-2020 12:44 PM

Some people bleach them and rinse until the bleach smell is gone. But even being in the shed I don't know why a good vinegar bath wouldn't be the only thing you'd need to do.

evil Nick 03-16-2020 07:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Sniperhank (Post 3538013)
Some people bleach them and rinse until the bleach smell is gone. But even being in the shed I don't know why a good vinegar bath wouldn't be the only thing you'd need to do.


I just want to be really safe. Also want to get all the old coralline off. I just thought as well I could give everything a good "prime" bath after. Im just hoping being in the shed for the winter didnt destroy anything.

Sniperhank 03-16-2020 01:41 PM

Vinegar will do more towards breaking down the old coraline than bleach will. I think it'll do what you need, especially if it is just outside dust and cobwebs that a good rinse would take care of.

evil Nick 03-20-2020 02:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Sniperhank (Post 3538146)
Vinegar will do more towards breaking down the old coraline than bleach will. I think it'll do what you need, especially if it is just outside dust and cobwebs that a good rinse would take care of.

ill give it a shot, thanks

melosu58 03-22-2020 08:16 PM

Make sure that it air dries and you will be ok. No matter how many times you rinse make sure that you set it to completely dry.


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