I’ve Been Cleaning my Stuff with Tap Water!!

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I’ve Been Cleaning my Stuff with Tap Water!!

Post by hermit_crab_mommy » Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:18 am

I’ve been cleaning my food dishes and water dishes (both fresh and salt) with tap water without treating it. I got them Sunday and it’s the next Thursday, will that be okay if I change now or is it too late?
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Post by curlysister » Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:07 pm

Not too late for sure. You can still continue to clean them with the tap water, just give them a rinse with dechlor water after.
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Post by aussieJJDude » Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:58 am

I just rinse in tap water, been doing it since I first started. The remaining water will lead to chlorine to quickly evaporate; and chloramine/heavy metals are in such low concentrations to be an issue.

Its safe to do so :)

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Re: I’ve Been Cleaning my Stuff with Tap Water!!

Post by mool » Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:55 pm

I've been known to run my crab dishes through the dishwasher. :shock: I have only ever washed in tap water (or in the dishwasher) and then air dried. This is bad?

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Re: I’ve Been Cleaning my Stuff with Tap Water!!

Post by curlysister » Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:27 am

mool wrote:
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:55 pm
I've been known to run my crab dishes through the dishwasher. :shock: I have only ever washed in tap water (or in the dishwasher) and then air dried. This is bad?
Not bad.
Full disclosure - I never rinse anything in dechlor water. I wash bowls with tap water, which is actually undrinkable well water in my case.
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Re: I’ve Been Cleaning my Stuff with Tap Water!!

Post by crabbycasey » Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:45 pm

I use tap water to clean things off too ...I just make sure I dry it off real good before it goes back in the tank!


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Re: I’ve Been Cleaning my Stuff with Tap Water!!

Post by Momma And Company » Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:51 pm

When I kept fish and I needed to clean decor or like, plastic plants - I'd scrub them in some tank water but then I'd soak them in some fresh water + white vinegar for maybe 5 - 20 min, depending on how bad they needed cleaning. Then I'd rinse them super well in tap water under the faucet and let them air dry on some paper towels. White vinegar can clean ALOT and I think it's much better than bleach honestly, unless you're dealing with crypto with lizards, etc. That's a whole new nightmare.

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