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Offline ohioreef

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Pickle Smell
« on: February 15, 2021, 14:12:43 »
I just picked up some pickle buckets from Firehouse to use for water changes. They still smell like pickles, whatís the best way to clean them out? Will the smell even matter as long as I rinse them well?

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Re: Pickle Smell
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2021, 14:29:24 »
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the smell is coming out of the plastic. if you wanted to get rid of it use hot water to cause the plastic to expand and flush the residual brine solution from the plastic. as mentioned the brine is food grade salt and should cause no problems going forward. we use cucumbers which have been blanched as a vegetable  food source for fish with no issues. i am sure there is a reference for pickles that  lists the possible ingredients of the pickling compound if you wanted to be sure.

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Re: Pickle Smell
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2021, 14:44:14 »
Thanks for the info! Iíll rinse/soak them in some hot water and go from there.

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Re: Pickle Smell
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2021, 14:58:31 »
Here is the ingredient list:

FRESH CUCUMBERS, WATER, SALT, DISTILLED VINEGAR, CALCIUM CHLORIDE, NATURAL SPICES AND FLAVORINGS, 1/10TH PERCENT SODIUM BENZOATE AS A PRESERVATIVE, EDTA (PRESERVES FRESHNESS), TURMERIC (FOR COLOR).


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Re: Pickle Smell
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2021, 16:36:06 »
 I think EDTA would be the only thing i would not pour into the tank in quantity. I would believe that the amount used has been consumed/neutralized by the packaging/storage process.

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Re: Pickle Smell
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2021, 16:37:52 »
Thank you for the insight. I'm soaking them in hot water now and will let them air out good before using.

Offline JSellars

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Re: Pickle Smell
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2021, 08:07:22 »
I used those same buckets and had no issues. Just rinsed them out a couple times, wiped down with vinegar and rinsed again.


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