Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by racerchaser, Dec 5, 2012.
Is it ok to put decorations in the Dishwasher?:;santaclaus
I wouldn't for a few reasons The water may get too hot and start making the paint peel off or discolor plus soap and rinse aid will get on the decor ( not good for the tank water ) I would stick to plain water in the sink and if you use soap, just make sure to rinse really well or soak to get the residue off.
Hi! Probably not a good idea. There's really no need. +1 on what jwebbe said, although I would skip the soap altogether and use a tiny bit of ammonia in the water (bleach, without additives). If your decorations are stained the same solution would work and you can brush/scrub them clean with a toothbrush or other sort of brush that has not been used to clean anything else. Hope this helps! Good luck.
+1 to ammonia or bleach... but never both. ;:barf
Bleach isn't ammonia, it is a compound that turns to hypochlorite upon contact with water Unless there are different varieties of bleach I'm not aware of, of course. I agree with the above
Bleach and ammonia combined is bad. It creates a gas that can kill you.
I use Tupperware containers for general tank stuff, that have gone through the dishwasher many, many times. That said, I wouldn't really see the need to use the dishwasher for decorations.
Yes, it creates Mustard Gas.
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