Steam cleaners

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Steam cleaners

Postby brutusthebearded » Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:31 pm

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I am trying to get rid of coccidia and have read that steam cleaners will kill the coccidia. I was looking into getting one but there are so many online and heard that ppl have gotten the 40 dollar ones and it works good for killing it and easy for cleaning the cage. I just don't know which one i need that will be good enough I don't want to buy a cheap one that doesnt do enough. If any one knows what I need that would be great. Also I have a glass tank so idk if the steam would crack it? I also got some professional cleaner from bd.co and was wondering if I can use it on bulbs and fixtures as long as I let them dry good before plugging back in obviously. If someone can help it would be great! Thanks
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Re: Steam cleaners

Postby claudiusx » Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:09 pm

This is a decent steamer:
http://www.walmart.com/ip/12533806?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222227000180290&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=30061644310&wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6=34189474270&veh=sem

I would not recommend putting anything on your bulbs. Just the oil from your skin can cause the bulb to fail prematurely.

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Re: Steam cleaners

Postby brutusthebearded » Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:45 am

Ok well what if there is coccidia on the bulb?
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Re: Steam cleaners

Postby Gail » Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:27 am

I've used steamers on glass before, it doesn't crack. I do usually go a bit slow, make sure the glass is warm before applying full steam, just to be on the safe side.
There shouldn't be coccidia on the bulb, I don't believe its airborne.
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Re: Steam cleaners

Postby brutusthebearded » Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:13 am

Well when I tried to clean the cage with bleach last time around I touched the bulb and fixtures so I'm thinking I might have infected it
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