ZnP cleaning - Not so good experience...

Discussion in 'Coral' started by iCon, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    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

    GreshamH Guest


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

    xcaret Supporting Member

    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.
     
  4. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    Pretty common in the janitorial/housekeeping trade, a mislabeled bottle might mean nasty gases
     
  5. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest


    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

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    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

    GreshamH Guest

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

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    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

    tuberider Guest

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

    iCon Supporting Member


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

    JAR Supporting Member

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

    Euphyllia Guest

    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

    tuberider Guest

    If you insist I'll bring coffee, don't ask how I made it. ;)
     
  14. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    They don't make science teachers like they used to...
     
  15. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Seriously, I had a space shuttle alternate (female), and a guy working on early voice recognition software in JHS...
     

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