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    Sterilising/cleaning used equipment

    I read a lot that people clean ibc tanks, media etc with pp prior to use. Is pp potassium permanganate? If so where is the best place to source this and what sort of mix would be used for cleaning?


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    You're correct, it is potassium permanganate. Any good koi dealer will have it and dosage rates are on the packet. You want aim to keep the water purple for at least 4 hours and then it'll go brown. I normally overdose the dosage to be sure. I once dosed a qt tank and the water was still purple a day and a half later. Remember to rinse off well after
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    Thanks Andy Sterilising/cleaning used equipment


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    You can get it on Ebay

    20ppm for sterilising equipment.
    That measure would kill anything!
    Pond treatment is usually 1.5ppm

    You will also need a gram scale to be able to accurately measure it.

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    So I shouldn’t just tip a bit in out of the packet until it goes a pretty colour?

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    ive always used the stuff off ebay and never had any issues,if im sterilising equipment i just use a tablespoon full,careful with ibc's though,one of our members on here lost a lot of fish due to the ibc he got used to contain glue,and as he heated the water the glue residue leeched out,even though he had sterilised and washed ibc multiple time,,,,,,andi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeh83 View Post
    I read a lot that people clean ibc tanks, media etc with pp prior to use. Is pp potassium permanganate? If so where is the best place to source this and what sort of mix would be used for cleaning?


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    I'd use Vircon Mike, better stuff.

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