how to clean mixing buckets

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  1. NutsnBolts

    NutsnBolts Plankton

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    I'm new to the world of SW and im not sure how I should go about cleaning out the new buckets that I bought to put my RO water in? I know this is a strange question just don't want to do something that will affect my water quality
     
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  3. coylee_17

    coylee_17 Fire Goby

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    I just use some RODI and vinegar. Rinse it well with RODI after.
     
  4. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Vinegar is an acid I would not use on my bucket.Just a little dishsoap.Rinse well.;D
     
  5. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    I'd never use RO/DI for cleaning. That's just a waste. The largest percentage of impurities in tap water are inert minerals, and the miniscule amount left behind is diluted into oblivion the next time the bucket or whatever is used.
     
  6. FatBastad

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    I use a spray bottle that is water and bleach on my buckets. I don't use RODI for any rinsing.
     
  7. coylee_17

    coylee_17 Fire Goby

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    Are we talking reg. cleanings of pails or for newly bought pails? I only scrub newly purchased pails? Other than that, Just a rinse and wipe. But I do separate my pails into clean and dirty and do not mix them.
     
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  9. NutsnBolts

    NutsnBolts Plankton

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    I'm talking about new buckets only
     
  10. Fernando77

    Fernando77 Astrea Snail

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    A quick soap scrub and rinse well...ready to go!