How Do I Clean This Stuff?

ValerieAdams

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So I purchased a few caves from pet stores/Walmart. I have real plants, dragon stone, and lava rock coming. How should I clean this stuff and make sure its safe? I got the dragon stone and the lava rock to grow some of the plants on.
 

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Wash the plants in dechlorinated water and boil the rest in de-chlorinated water for 1-2 hours before adding to the tank.
 

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I just wash them under tap water. I washed the plants in tap water and thoroughly inspected for any snails and eggs.

Dragon stone, I just took a brush and ran it in the sink to get all the clay and dirt out. It takes time. You might want to soak it in a bucket for a few days to get the mud and dirt to pour out. Might take a few changes. I used tap water to do this and let it dry before putting into a tank.

Lava rock...that's hard to clean due to its porous nature. I would take a brush and just clean around it the best you can in water...tap is fine.
 
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