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Thread: Cleaning

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    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

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    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
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    Fish - 7 Blackskirt Tetras, German Blue Ram, Bulldog Pleco, Assassin snail.
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    Pictures of my 10 Gal Sump Filtration project

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    +1 to above - I dont' touch my decorations either - if they are looking cruddy, simply wash them in used tank water.

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    you can use tap water that has been treated with water conditioner like prime to clean decorations

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    If they look really bad a scrub with a nailbrush or similar in old tank water, dont stress about bacteria - most of them are in your filter media

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