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Old 12-19-2009, 04:33 PM   #1 
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cleaning?

I just got a bigger bowl but I bought it at a flea market so I really want to clean it before I put my fish in it. What is the best method for cleaning a bowl and keep it safe for fish? I'm afraid to scrub it with soap.
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Old 12-19-2009, 05:14 PM   #2 
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For things like that, I clean using a splash of vinegar. Then I rinse it out until the cows come home. Then I rinse some more and set it out to dry.

Then I rinse it again.
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Old 12-19-2009, 05:14 PM   #3 
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Vinegar or bleach are the best things with hot water. Rinse them very well afterwards though. I found rinsing and letting it sit in the sun and rinsing some more works the best. I even test my water after I let it sit in the bowl for a while before putting the fish in.
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Old 12-19-2009, 05:19 PM   #4 
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I have nothing to test the water with, but I'll try the bleach or vinegar and make sure to really rinse it. Thanks! Any other help would be appreciated.
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Old 12-19-2009, 07:44 PM   #5 
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A little bit of Vinegar and hot water is good, like others have said. I always let it soak like that, then rinse and rinse and rinse in HOT water. Then, I let water sit inside and put my water conditioner inside to insure that it's okay. I go the extra mile to make sure my fishies have the best. :)
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Old 12-19-2009, 07:53 PM   #6 
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I use vinegar and water, too. Then it's rinse, rinse, rinse. lol
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Old 12-19-2009, 08:56 PM   #7 
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Thanks so much, about how long do you let the vinegar sit in the bowl? I bought a bamboo piece to go in there and it needs water but I want to make sure the bowl is fully clean
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Old 12-19-2009, 09:46 PM   #8 
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I think I let mine sit for a few minutes.
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Old 12-19-2009, 10:50 PM   #9 
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I agree with DQ a few minutes will do.
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