How to clean ornament?

  1. orbelina

    orbelina Member Member

    Hi all me again lol sorry....I have been given an amazing resin decoration for my new 180l tank from a friend...but she also had it given and doesnt want to use it so I need it to be really clean before I'll use it...it smells of an old aquarium if you get my meaning...its a fake tree root so its actually partially hollow ....how can I get it really clean safely??
     

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  2. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    I think I have that in my 125.

    You could just scrub it with a brush and hot water. Truth be told, I don't even do that - I just rinse it and in it goes.
     
  3. L

    Lexi03 Well Known Member Member

    I have one just like that. I ran it under really hot tap water. (Mine was used too.
     
  4. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Good morning,

    :animal0068:I added "ornament" into your title.

    If the ornament was completely dry, inside and out, a good rinse is all you really need, in warm water.

    Or, you could use a 5g bucket, if it will fit, a little bit of bleach and water, soak a few minutes then add Prime or Amquel + to remove the chlorine, rinse again.

    Ken
     
  5. j

    jamus34 Member Member

    Uh, nothing against your post Ken but isn't Bleach more harmful (or at least that it'll kill them faster) to fish than chlorine??? I mean, after a bleach dip don't you want to rinse it really well regardless?