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I bought a couple of buckets from a sub shop that i want to set up for culturing daphnia this spring. But they smell strongly of pickles, any suggestions on what I should do to get them clean and ready to go.

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Should have bought food grade 5 gal buckets from Lowes at $5 per.


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Maybe bleach water to clean/ rid if smell, then fill with water treated with dechlorinator to make sure no bleach residue remains. I got some buckets from a pizza shop free that were from mushrooms and I just cleaned with soapy water but I bet bleach would get rid of your smell.

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Rinse and soak.
Mostly vinegar and won't be big issue(actually a carbon source).
I wouldn't worry to much.
Bleach is OK also just rinse well and soak with 2x dechlorinator until bleach smell is gone.

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Bleach soak and let them dry. No need to worry about the chlorine as it will gas off just as it does from a pool or spa.
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I would start with baking soda/water soaking to try to neutralize the remaining acetic acid. Then I would rinse well and use bleach/water.

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My local stater bros supermarket chain gets mayo and other stuff in big white buckets and they are happy to give them to you for free. Lids included.
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I get those buckets from the sub shop also, What I do is just rinse out real good and let sit for a few days with out the lid and the smell would be gone. Then clean with mild soapy water and rinse well before use.
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I think pickling solution is primarily salt and vinegar. I imagine it's just absorbed into the plastic - sometimes plastic picks up odors and holds on to them for a while. I think the above suggestions will probably work. If you are lazy, I'd just leave them open someplace with air circulation, or let some water soak in them for a while.
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