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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-24-2011, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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black, plastic bags in aquarium

Will they be harmful or potentially toxic in an aquarium? I would only be using this material temporarily and for about a month.

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I wouldn't do it. They are made with all kinds of chemicals impregnated in them. I doubt they are inert.
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I agree with the previous post. Note the smell that you get off of the green plastic bags.

More to the point, what exactly are you trying to do? Perhaps someone knows a better method.
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Hmm I dunno I remember people used to make "trees" for their tanks out of cut up plastic bags.
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Actually, I'm trying to kill algae on driftwood with a very specific black-out location rather then going the spot dose excel method.
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If you can remove the wood and soak it in potassium permanganate it works great. PP is the active ingredient in Jungle's Clear Water, it's pretty cheap and you can use it to disinfect new plants, too.
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I have heard of this method, but unfortunately this piece of wood is not something that is removable without significantly upsetting my scape.
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do hydrogen peroxide on it.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-25-2011, 07:41 PM
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While researching garbage pails to use for water changes, I found a little about the garbage bags I was using to line a pail. These, I would not have an issue with using them in a tank after speaking with the mfg. rep.

"FYI I found out info for the trash bag that I used to line the trash can, which was a "Kirkland Signature" one from Costco.
They informed me that there are NO recycled materials used in the manufacture of them. They could not recommend them for food in that they have no idea how well they would keep the food compared to a ziplock bag ect., made for food storage"
Above taken from my post at;
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/eq...rash-cans.html

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Thank you comet. This is what I was looking for.
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