11-02-2012, 05:26 PM #1Member Swordtails
- Join Date
- Sep 2012
Good afternoon everyone. I was wondering how you guys clean your aquarium decorations and plastic plants. I know beneficial bacteria live on them and didn't want to destroy it but was wondering if I could use tap water that was treated in place of tank water. Thanks
11-02-2012, 05:33 PM #2
Except on initial purchase, I do not touch my aquarium decorations or plastic plants. If you must clean I would simply rinse them with the water used when completing a water change. That's what I do with my mechanical filter media.25 Gal - Tropical
Custom made Wet/Dry/Sump Filter System, AquaClear 20 Powerhead, RenaCal Excel 300 Heater, artificial plants
Fish - 6 Blackskirt Tetras, 6 Red Wag Platy's, 3 Silver Hatchet Fish, Bulldog Pleco.
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Pictures of my 10 Gal Sump Filtration project
11-02-2012, 07:36 PM #3
+1 to above - I dont' touch my decorations either - if they are looking cruddy, simply wash them in used tank water.46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, green corys, 1 guppy, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
5 gal QT with green corys & 2 guppies
11-02-2012, 07:51 PM #4
you can use tap water that has been treated with water conditioner like prime to clean decorations
11-02-2012, 11:05 PM #5