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Old 02-10-2014, 06:14 PM   #1 
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Questions on bleaching decor...

Hey everyone, I have had some fake Petco silk plants in my garage now for quite some time (several months) and I would like to use them now in my new tank to save money. They are really not dirty since I kept them together and off the ground. However, I would like to sterilize them before using them again. I was going to use bleach ( I found a old thread on this with instructions) . What do you guys think? Does anyone have experience in this? Would it be best if I just rinsed them or got new ones (I really don't want to though)?Thanks!
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Yes, I take a large bowl and fill it up with warm water and add a 1/2-1 tble spoon of regular bleach( not the scented). I only let them soak for 15 min. max. Then I rinse very well with hot water, refill large bowl with fresh warm water add a chlorine remover(stress coat, prime), soak for a couple hours and let dry.
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Ok, thank you! And the colors didn't fade?
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Ok, thank you! And the colors didn't fade?
Mine did not fade. If you might be concerned about this though you could go a little less soaking time maybe 10 min.
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Ok thanks for the help. :)
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Ok thanks for the help. :)
You're most welcome!!!!
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