Can You Clean An Aquarium Lid In The Dishwasher

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  1. RookieTank

    RookieTankValued MemberMember

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    I would not use any soap, just hot water an the water jets to clean it.

    Anyone ever done this before?
     
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    The problem with that is you still have soap residuals in the wash tank, and those are gonna get on your tank equipment. Honestly, I'd boil the lid and then place it in a bleach solution for a few hours. Seachem PRIME will dechlorinate any residue on rinsing.
     
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    Yes it should be fine. It's just a lid. After that is done, rinse in a solution of hot water and vinegar, then give it another rinse with warm water. If I absolutely feel I have to clean something with a little soap (dawn dish soap), I rinse it a lot with vinegar and hot water.
     
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    I have a Dwarf Blue Gourami in one of my smaller tanks that is a spitter. He does this just to spite me, I'm sure. Anyways that leaves some TOUGH spots to clean off the underside of the glass lid. I use hot soapy water and gray 3M pads as they won't scratch the glass. I have done this for about 3 years now and never had an issue. Lots of hot water rinse after followed by a thorough drying with microfiber towel. YMMV.
     
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    Is it a plastic or glass lid?
    And why do you feel the need to put it in the dishwasher?
     
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    I just clean my lids in the shower. The water jets and an acrylic tank cleaning pad get it spotless
     
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    What can you use to get the calcium deposits off safely?
     
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    I agree with what @TheeLadyG said, except I don't think there is any reason to use vinegar unless you have hard water spot that you can get rid of
     
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    Will vinegar get the white spots off?
     
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    It should
     
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    Hard water spots are just mineral scale, largely calcium. Vinegar dissolves them very well! You might have to let it sit a bit bit it will work.
     
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