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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-14-2012, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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Vinegar or bleach?

I just acquired a used reptile cage and I was debating whether I should use vinegar or bleach to clean it out. What do you think? Any experiences?

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It's always best to go with white vinegar if you can. But, if you really need to disinfect, use a diluted bleach solution (bleach and water) and rinse it a bunch of times. Then rinse it with conditioned water a few times.

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I vote bleach every time.

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Hmm...well now i still dont know lol...

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I just got a used reptile tank too. I'm going to go with vinegar, but that's just because it's a super heavy 55 gallon which would make it really hard for me rinse out well if I had used bleach. I still plan on rinsing, just not nearly as rigorously. Otherwise I would vote for the bleach.
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Bleach reacts with light and leaves no residue other that NaCl.

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and NaCl is removed with dechlorinator, right?

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No, NaCl is just salt. Just like, aquarium salt. Washes off real simple.

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Oh okay. So how long to I need to leave a tank out in the sun after it has been bleached and rinsed?

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Hmm, 2-3 days should be fine.. Then a quick splashing.

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