How can I wash a piece of aquarium decor that has been in a crab tank so it's safe to put in my tropical tank? (I got it in a garage sale) I would like some info on how to kill any bacteria etc on the piece. Bleach, boiling water...what should I use and how? Thx in advance!
I use hot water and peroxide to clean alot of my decor. I usually use about 3 to 6 cap fulls of peroxide in 5 gallons of hot water. I clean all my decor in a 5 gallon bucket. But I also rinse again with hot water. Also peroxide is a great way to get rid of algea.
Yes Hydrogen peroxide. You can buy it anywhere in first aide sections. Then try using only 1 to 3 cap fulls in a bucket.
I usually have major algae growth on my light covers in my tank and I take a clothe with peroxide and hot water and wipe them off and the algae stays off few months. When before it grew back every day.
I haven't had any problems with harming the fish. Just make sure to rinse just in case.
I used your idea! I soaked the item in the hot water w/ one and a half capfuls of h. Peroxide. The I scrubbed it and now it's air drying. (indoors) will I be safe to put in my tank by 10:00 am? Thx in advance