Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by racerchaser, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. racerchaserNew MemberMember

    Is it ok to put decorations in the Dishwasher?:;santaclaus
  2. JunneFishlore LegendMember

    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.
  3. Orion5Well Known MemberMember

    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. :)
  4. ayladWell Known MemberMember

    +1 to ammonia or bleach... but never both. ;:barf
  5. kinezumi89Fishlore VIPMember

    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 :)
  6. oscardudeValued MemberMember

    Bleach and ammonia combined is bad. It creates a gas that can kill you.
  7. harpua2002Fishlore VIPMember

    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.
  8. jdhefModeratorModerator Member

    Yes, it creates Mustard Gas.

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