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Old 10-28-2012, 09:11 AM   #1 
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cleaning individual plastic box containers

Hi Guy's,

Quick question, I use the plastic 4x4x8 beanie baby boxes to house my fish.

My question is does anyone have a good cleaning method that will insure getting in the creases and tight corners?

I use hot water and a scrub brush but I don't feel confident that those hard to reach spots are getting as clean as the rest of the container.

If anyone has a certain method where they get into those crevices effectively please share your process.

Thanks!!
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:27 AM   #2 
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I also use hot water in conjunction with distilled white vinegar and aq salt to insure my tanks are really clean.
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:40 AM   #3 
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A bit of bleach will help too..

I have those clear plastic 32oz cups for housing males being pulled from a spawn.. I chose the cups rather than boxes for cleaning purposes (and stacking when not in use lol).. to me cleaning a cup is easier than a box for that reason of hard to reach places.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:57 PM   #4 
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Those cubes are so small - why would you use something so small?
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:00 PM   #5 
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I agree, how do you heat them? Anything under 1 gallon is not safe for fish. There isn't enough space to swim and unless you clean them every day ammonia will build up and hurt your fish.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:11 AM   #6 
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Breeders use them to separate juvenile males who are aggressive. What I do with mine is use big shallow rubbermaid tubs which I fill with water and add a heater to it. I place the 32oz cups (which have lids + IAL, a small live plant) into the tubs (water level in the tub not over the top of the cups..). The water surrounding the cups is heated through the heater to keep them warm. Daily water changes are needed, yes, but it's still safe, warm and clean for them.
My breeding fish is the same way- but in a bit larger keepers and more plants/IAL.
(My pet bettas are in actual tanks and such in main living spaces)

Other breeders do it different ways, that is just what I've come up with to make sure they all will be warmed without having to use up so many outlets.

Unsure what the poster does, or whether they are a breeder or not.
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:53 AM   #7 
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The OP doesn't sound like a breeder tho.
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:58 AM   #8 
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I just rinse them out.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:46 PM   #9 
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The OP doesn't sound like a breeder tho.
How do you know they aren't a breeder?


To the OP, I personally do not use anything like what you have. But could you just rinse them out? I don't really know of anything that would be stuck in the corners with just being rinsed out.

Like someone else suggested you could use a 10% bleach solution and soak them. Rinse rinse rinse rinse and then double dose on conditioner when you go to use them.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:50 PM   #10 
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I hear vinigar is great.
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