Cleaning PVC pipes. Question

  1. 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 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.



  3. Buddy Mison Member Member

    Looks old and full of dirt and dust.
  4. Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    A bleach/water dip would not hurt. :)


  5. Buddy Mison Member Member

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