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Old 08-01-2011, 02:14 PM   #1 
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Question Pickle jar?

Okay, I found this awesome antique pickle jar! It's 3gal!! Who needs that many pickles anyway?

So - my question... do you think it would be okay to use? I am going to clean it out 100% (duh, no soap)... but I worry. I have no clue how old this thing is or for how long it housed pickles or if there may be some kind of... vinegar seepage? Yikes.

I plan on using it only for temporary fishkeeping.

Any feedback? Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-01-2011, 02:37 PM   #2 
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I've used a 1 gallon pickle jar for QT purposes in the past. It's fine! Just rinse it out very thoroughly with hot water. Since it's 3 gallons, you could really use it permanently if you wished.
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Old 08-01-2011, 02:54 PM   #3 
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Hey I've used a pickle jar! My betta loved it. :) Like Sweeda88 said, just wash it out with hot water (I did it multiple times) and it'll be fine. You could also let it soak over night to help remove anything that's left over.
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Old 08-01-2011, 04:52 PM   #4 
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Sweet! I feel better now, thank you both!

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You're welcome!
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:23 PM   #6 
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I've heard that you could make a solution with AQ salt to help clean things safely, I could find the amount of salt to water if you are interested.
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:28 PM   #7 
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1/3 of my jars for my fry are pickle jars :) I just wash and rinse really really well
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:49 PM   #8 
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Glass doesn't absorb things like plastic does so you should be good to go with hot, hot water rinse & dry with paper towel.

I would KILL for an antique 3 gal. pickle jar - lucky YOU!!!
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I know right! How rad!? It's so quirky and cute... there was no way I was gonna leave without it!

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