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Need To Disinfect Heater


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Drying does work on most things, but heaters are full of nooks and crannies where plastic meets glass, and rubber is worse. I think the timeframe for natural drying (reads as though the heating is necessary soon) would not be long enough to ensure that these areas were completely dry.

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You could take it to an electrician specialising in small appliances and have it checked.....but it would probably be cheaper to buy a New one

If you are worried about it infecting your tank and shorting because the plug was in water then a new one will help you sleep better....

Years ago they sold spare parts for heaters....now if you ask for spares they just Laugh at you!!!

Me....I'd let it dry and use it....but it's your choice :lol:

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Oh dear :lol: Do you need to borrow one for a while?

Ive done similar things and just let them dry thoroughly for a few weeks and it has been fine. I'm not sure if it is sensible, but I kinda forget that they've been swimming and only remember later on once things are working again.

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  • 4 weeks later...

I didn't want to make a whole new thread to ask this little question, so I thought I would bring this one back up as it sort of applies :betta:

How will I know if I get all of the bleach out of my tank after I have cleaned it?

I'm re-doing my 2ft tank seeing as though it is empty now. I've just bleach cleaned it and it is sitting out in the sun at the moment. I will rinse it out again another 50 billion times before I think it is safe lol. But is there an easier way to find out if all the bleach is gone?

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