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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-19-2007, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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will tank toys put algea back in the tank if they came from a used tank with algae?

I had a tank of goldfish that got rat seed spilled into it, the tank developed so much algae that it was on the toys and and the whole tank. I had to dump it out and start new. Ihave a new tank and was wondering since I wiped those objects clean would they still have algae remnants on them and ruin my new tank? I have 2 that I want to put back in.
Please help with this my fish have nothing to play around..
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-19-2007, 06:13 PM
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i suggest washing,no better yet scrubbing them down in the sink with hot water,soap and a fingernail brush just to be sure they do'nt put algea back in your tank.
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you can wash them with deloute bleach and then let them sit in water for a few days changing it daily so it gets all the bleach off
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Don't worry and don't bother with the bleach as long as you scrubbed them .

There are no algae "remnants"...the only way algae forms is if the conditions are right (usually it appears because of too much lighting and/or high nitrates).




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i just know thats what we did on our pool and we had fish in there later for a week

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i just know thats what we did on our pool and we had fish in there later for a week
Oh, yes, it is a good way of cleaning things . I just don't think it's needed in this situation...after all, it's an indoor tank that shouldn't get algae unless there are high nitrates or something.




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plus bleach can be absorbed into the toys and can later leach out and kill your fish, i think that when you are cleaning tanks or toys that are in it, its always a good idea to just stay away from harsh chemicals.. even residues of soap a harmful


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