Using tile for enclosure

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Using tile for enclosure

Postby Bmjo » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:12 pm

I bought ceramic tile for the bottom of buddy’s cage and i was wondering how do i clean them before putting them in his cage can i use dawn and hot water?
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Re: Using tile for enclosure

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:58 pm

I used vinegar and water in a spray bottle w/ a little more vinegar added-- I use it all the time to clean his tank-- his poop stinks so bad and the vinegar and water really does a good job getting rid of the odor - paper towels and that spray bottle does the trick - I took all his tiles out today and cleaned them and the bottom of the tank which is glass --

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Re: Using tile for enclosure

Postby Drache613 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:14 pm

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Re: Using tile for enclosure

Postby kingofnobbys » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:42 am

if they have a glased impervious upper surface …. lift the soiled tile , take outside and hose it down , wipe dry and replace.

if textured , not smooth on top surface …. i'd wipe with a piece of absorbant paper towel, them give a spray with diluted F10SC …. (1:200 in water) , wait 30min to air dry …. done , return to tank.

note that tiles are designed to a very have porous underside …. this is what is important when gluing to walls and floors …. it sucks up moisture , the glue wont hold onto a glossy impervious surface.
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