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faded uboat ok or not?
Old 10-03-2011, 09:01 PM   #1
 
faded uboat ok or not?

Hello,
i have one of them 45-50cm uboats that all the shops sell, for the small fish to swim, hide and do naughty things in.

Was planning on putting it in a new aquarium that is currently undergoing fishless cycle.

As my original tank that housed the uboat has the black snails that multiply regularly in it, i decided to soak the submarine for awhile in water with a bit of bleach (Domestos - australia)

Upon removing it an hour later, i've noticed the color of the sub to be faded.

Bleach aside, is it likely to be dangerous to put the submarine in a tank now (cause its eroded away any outer coating exposing paint/plastic underneath??)

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Old 10-03-2011, 10:07 PM   #2
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Yea soaking colored things in bleach is a no no, better solution to get rid of aquatic snails in the future is just to let it dry out. As for is it safe, whats it made of? If its plastic it should be fine with a good wash a soak, assuming you can no longer smell bleach. If its like a ceramic then it might take alot more washing and soaking.
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:38 PM   #3
 
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I personally wouldn't use it, but then I can be overly cautious. If you do decide to soak it and use it, I would put plenty of dechlorinator in with it while it soaks.
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Old 10-05-2011, 04:32 AM   #4
 
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I personally wouldn't use it, but then I can be overly cautious. If you do decide to soak it and use it, I would put plenty of dechlorinator in with it while it soaks.
I agree. I wouldn't be comfortable with plastic that had soaked in bleach. I'd worry about the chemical reaction that you might have caused.
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