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PostSubject: Scorpion safe cleaning agents?   9/4/2012, 12:57 pm

Hello all, I used the "search" option to see if anyone has used any scorpion safe cleaners and what they might be, but to no avail. Thats why Im starting this thread to see if anyone has any ideas.

Im going to be doing a substrate change here in a bit, and I was just wondering if there was some sort of cleaning solution or product that I can use to clean out the tank when I do. I dont want to use anything harsh, and I dont even know where to look Question

Also, if there is any mold on the bottom, what do you reccomend I use to get rid of it? I really doubt there is, but just in case.

Thanks all! scorpion
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion safe cleaning agents?   9/4/2012, 1:01 pm

Just use regular rubbing alcohol from the pharmacy and air it well after cleaning.
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion safe cleaning agents?   9/7/2012, 9:42 pm

Bleach is safe as well as long as you rinse it thoroughly and dry it well as it won't leave any residue behind, but it is harsh to work with.

White vinegar is perfect for removing any water spots from the glass. Smile Just wipe on with a clean paper towel like you were washing windows.
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion safe cleaning agents?   9/8/2012, 9:50 pm

Nice, thanks you guys, very helpful!
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion safe cleaning agents?   9/9/2012, 8:30 am

I've always used either a <10% bleach solution, acetic acid or any kind of vinegar, or dawn dish soap depending on severity and such. I found that I use dawn more to clean the glasswear and deep dirty water bowls and bleach or vinegar as a sterilizer
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion safe cleaning agents?   9/10/2012, 5:07 pm

From what everyone has been suggesting, a little bit of bleach is perfect for the actual cleaning part. Then use a little bit of vinegar to clean the spots and "sanitize".
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion safe cleaning agents?   9/10/2012, 11:53 pm

KingofHearts wrote:
From what everyone has been suggesting, a little bit of bleach is perfect for the actual cleaning part. Then use a little bit of vinegar to clean the spots and "sanitize".

There is absolutely no sanitation job that bleach cannot handle better than vinegar. If you clean a cage with bleach, that is your sanitizing agent. Essentially, you use either vinegar or bleach to sanitize, there is no need to use both. Acetic acid acts as a mild mycocide, which helps in eliminating fungal growth whereas bleach is an all around antibacterial and strong mycocide until it dries completely. The only real advantage in using a weak acid such as acetic acid to clean is to spray small amounts on the substrate for added fungal prevention, which really doesn't work all that well at controlling all types of fungus. Ultimately, mild dish soap will work best in breaking up deposits from plastic, glass, etc and a bleach solution will work best as your sanitizing agent. That's just my two cents.
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PostSubject: Re: Scorpion safe cleaning agents?   9/11/2012, 11:22 pm

@Envyizm: Ah, gotcha. Allright, thank you kind sir. So a mild bleach solution will work just fine then. thumbsup
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