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Old 05-08-2013, 05:21 PM   #1 
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How to disinfect aquarium

I've heard many things about how to do this, ranging from a bleach solution , hydrogen peroxide, simply using hot water, or just letting the aquarium dry out under the sun. What do you guys think is the best way, and also what other tips can you offer about disinfecting in general?
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:22 PM   #2 
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Vinegar and water solution
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I'm also interested in disinfecting a few things. Does anyone have the vinegar to water ratio and how long we should soak things?
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A lot of aquatic diseases are sensitive to dryness so simply leaving the tank dry for a couple weeks will help sanitize things.

For everyday, basic cleaning, I use a combo of vinegar and boiling water. I don't have a set ratio but I would recommend at least 1:10 vinegar to water.

If you are sanitizing after a disease outbreak, I would do a bleach soak+through drying. Use a 1:10 bleach water ratio.
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