Cleaning PVC pipes. Question

  1. B

    Buddy Mison Member Member

    My tank is nearly cycled 1-2 weeks more and I'm preparing for my first inhabitants (RCS).

    I bought a short PVC pipe a while ago and scrubbed it and washed it to remove dirt and dust. I'm also done cutting it.
    I would like to ask it that enough to make sure that the PVC is already clean and okay to put in the aquarium? or should I soak it at a bleach solution?

    Thank you in advance.
     





  2. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Good morning,

    Is this new PVC Pipe? If so, I would just rinse it and use it.

    I am moving your thread from Freshwater Beginners to Cleaning and Maintenance section of the forum.

    Thanks!

    Ken
     





  3. OP
    OP
    B

    Buddy Mison Member Member

    Looks old and full of dirt and dust.
     
  4. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    A bleach/water dip would not hurt. :)

    Ken
     
  5. OP
    OP
    B

    Buddy Mison Member Member

    I'm currently soaking it in water probably take it after 24 hours would that be okay?
     
  6. L

    Linwood Member Member

    Are you using old pipe because it's artistic, or because it was handy? PVC pipe is awfully cheap if you just want a new piece. But if it has a lot of "stuff" on it and you soak it in beach (I'm not suggesting that, but if you do) be very sure to rinse very well, and a last rinse and soak in water dosed with Prime or equivalent chlorine neutralizer, in case there's some nooks and crannies that might hold highly bleached water.