ZnP cleaning - Not so good experience...

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  1. Euphyllia

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    Did you use vinegar with the bleach by any chance? IIRC, when those two are mixed it creates a horrible gas that can make you really sick.
     
  2. GreshamH

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    Duno about vinegar, but ammonia and bleach makes amongst other things, chlorine gas.
     
  3. xcaret

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    I've been dipping zoanthids in peroxide to rid of algae in a small room in the basement, ventilation is very little or null, just the room door. I have not experienced anything like last night. Now I feel better and as an extra measure of safety, will get a fan in the basement to circulate air when I'm doing some work there.
    The main coral dip product I use is Providone, I'll stick to it for a while.
     
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    Pretty common in the janitorial/housekeeping trade, a mislabeled bottle might mean nasty gases
     
  5. GreshamH

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    Which is why there are strict labeling laws concerning EH and companies. If you take a chemical and put it into a new container and your a business, you have to put a warning label on the other bottle (well, you need to label what it is).
     
  6. Mr. Ugly

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    Acid plus bleach will release chlorine gas.

    You can use bleach and acetone to make chloroform.

    Which is great since Valentine's day is coming up... and.... uh, nevermind.

    :D
     
  7. GreshamH

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    even a table 5% vinegar?
     
  8. Mr. Ugly

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    Basically(chem geek joke :D ), bleach is chlorine gas dissolved in a sodium hydroxide solution. Any acid begins to neutralize the hydroxide/base and the chlorine becomes less soluble so it comes out of solution.

    Stronger acid works faster, so if you have a need for quick mischief... :D
     
  9. tuberider

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    I've been stealing them from my commercial accounts break rooms for months, they should be tasty by now :D
     
  10. iCon

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    And the last time it was 3 huge colonies of z/p...
     
  11. JAR

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    Along with some coffee I hope! :bigsmile:
     
  12. Euphyllia

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    My science teacher said something about her cleaning one day and then she got really sick, then she said something about vinegar which I why I was thinking ammonia in vinegar.
     
  13. tuberider

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    If you insist I'll bring coffee, don't ask how I made it. ;)
     
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    They don't make science teachers like they used to...
     
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    Seriously, I had a space shuttle alternate (female), and a guy working on early voice recognition software in JHS...
     

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