Spot clean driftwood

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Spot clean driftwood

Postby Michelle6653 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:15 am

Hi I am new to owning bearded dragons. my beardie is about 8 months old, we have a 4 foot tank which we had it sectioned off but recently opened it up so now
he has the full tank, we bought a pretty large piece of driftwood that has been sand blasted for him to bask on, now unfortunately he is not potty trained my question is how can I spot clean the driftwood without taking it out everytime he does his business, I use baby wipes but just doesn't get it all.
Thanks so much
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Re: Spot clean driftwood

Postby AHBD » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:16 pm

Yes, I've had that problem as well. :) if the poo is under the heat it can be easier to get it off once it's " baked " by using a screwdriver or similar tool to dislodge it all. Then use a small rag [ I keep old cut up t-shirts that I can just throw away ] with water + a capful of red wine vinegar, which is 100X stronger than chlorine bleach. Scrub it as best you can and you should be good. If the smell of vinegar lingers, follow up with a small rag with plain water.
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Re: Spot clean driftwood

Postby Michelle6653 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:52 pm

Thank you AHBD 😁 I'll try the red wine vinegar
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Re: Spot clean driftwood

Postby AHBD » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:58 pm

You're welcome. :)
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Re: Spot clean driftwood

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:24 pm

I spot clean with vinegar and water mix as well. If it's really caked on I'll let it sit with vinegar for a bit and give it a scrub and rinse before baking it at around 250 for 45 min or so to sanitize. If you don't want to take the log out every time you could use a steam cleaner or spray some F10 to sanitize it and that should be fine.
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Re: Spot clean driftwood

Postby Michelle6653 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:57 pm

I have a hand held steamer too .. never thought of that
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