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Disinfecting equipment from a hospital tank

Jack B

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Hi all: what's the best way to make sure the heater & filter I've removed from a temporary hospital tank don't transfer any nasties when I put ithem in my main tank? Or is this not really an issue?
 

jaypeecee

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Hi @Jack B

I would use potassium permanganate solution. I make mine up from crystals with the resultant solution resembling a rose wine. Take care not to get this on your skin or clothing as it will stain. Immerse the items for 15 minutes and then rinse - tap water should be fine. Of course, this is very likely to kill off any nitrifying bacteria and/or any other bacteria on these items. But, your main tank should already be populated with bacteria assuming that it has its own filtration.

JPC
 
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