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    #.5 - Snake goes in locking holding tub
    #1 - Remove old paper and water bowl (4" PCV cap that holds an 8oz deli cup)
    #2 - Get any poo or urates out and in garbage
    #3 - Spray tub and water bowl with a 1:500 diluation of F10SC
    #4 - Take tub and water bowl to water hose in driveway
    #5 - Hose off tub and water bowl good
    #6 - Use Shamwow to dry out (mostly)
    #7 - New paper/fresh 8oz deli cup if needed
    #8 - Tub back in rack, snake back in tub repeat x 300

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    Most time-efficient method/system for cleaning Sterilite tubs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Freakie_frog View Post
    #6 - Use Shamwow to dry out (mostly)
    Well, ed just won.

    ShamWOWWW!
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    Re: Most time-efficient method/system for cleaning Sterilite tubs?

    The way I always did was by keeping one extra clean tub in each rack. Take snake out of its own tub set aside, grab clean tub and put substrate in with fresh water bowl, clean slot in rack, put snake and tub back in. Clean the dirty tub and move on to next snake. I also had double water bowls than I needed. When done all dirty bowls go in the dishwasher. For cleaning tubs and rack I used multiple buckets one with soap and water, one with bleach, one with straight water. Wash rinse sanitize.
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    Well, it's been said before, but apparently not enough people are paying attention to it. F10 SC is not a cleaner. If you do not clean the tub first, you're wasting your time.

    Me:

    -Put snakes into bags.
    -Dump out all the coconut husk (I wear a mask when I do this, it can be dusty)
    -Clean the tubs using lysol wipes
    -let dry
    -then I spray each tub with a F10sc solution (approx 8ml:1L of water)
    -Let the F10 sit for 15 minutes
    -Dry
    -While I am doing this I also spray the rack with the same F10SC solution and let it sit for 15 minutes. Then I use a swiffer type of mop to dry the rack shelves top and bottom as best as I can. Then I let it dry (doesnt take long in the hot room).
    -Put new husk in
    -Put snakes back in

    I spot clean daily, and do a proper clean (as above) once a month
    Last edited by Rickys_Reptiles; 08-16-2013 at 03:08 PM.

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    I think it would be different for different people. I have a deep sink in my ballroom with a hose, so my method would be different than someone who has to carry their tubs to a different room. Also, my system for cleaning my ARS racks is different from cleaning my baby racks (which are three different brands). I've developed my own methods and my wife has her methods when she does the cleaning. When we work together, we use even a different method - splitting the jobs of washing, drying, cutting sheets for substrate, changing out the deli cup with fresh water, etc. I believe that it is easier to clean if you have a large group of extra tubs for your racks, regardless of method. I'm just thankful that I've got help with all of the cleaning! It can get to be a big job and it has to be done frequently.

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    I have a pretty large sink with a hose, which is very useful for washing tubs.

    1. remove the snake
    2. throw the newspaper with all crap & whatever the snake leaves behind
    3. give the tub a good ol' wash, scrubbing with soap
    4. wipe the outside of the tub with a towel (only the outside, I don't want the heat mat to get wet)
    5. add newspaper n' water bowl
    6. add snake

    I don't have a ton of snakes so far, so this doesn't take me long.

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    Re: Most time-efficient method/system for cleaning Sterilite tubs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rickys_Reptiles View Post
    Well, it's been said before, but apparently not enough people are paying attention to it. F10 SC is not a cleaner. If you do not clean the tub first, you're wasting your time.

    Me:

    -Put snakes into bags.
    -Dump out all the coconut husk (I wear a mask when I do this, it can be dusty)
    -Clean the tubs using lysol wipes
    -let dry
    -then I spray each tub with a F10sc solution (approx 8ml:1L of water)
    -Let the F10 sit for 15 minutes
    -Dry
    -While I am doing this I also spray the rack with the same F10SC solution and let it sit for 15 minutes. Then I use a swiffer type of mop to dry the rack shelves top and bottom as best as I can. Then I let it dry (doesnt take long in the hot room).
    -Put new husk in
    -Put snakes back in

    I spot clean daily, and do a proper clean (as above) once a month
    I guess I should have pointed out that I just started useing the F10SC as a once a month deep clean and just ordered some the the F10scxd to do a weekly clean.

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    Re: Most time-efficient method/system for cleaning Sterilite tubs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Freakie_frog View Post
    I guess I should have pointed out that I just started useing the F10SC as a once a month deep clean and just ordered some the the F10scxd to do a weekly clean.
    F10scxd is great, you'll like it!

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    Re: Most time-efficient method/system for cleaning Sterilite tubs?

    I have 12 snakes and 15 tubs. I switch out 3 for deep cleaning every week so each tub gets it once a month and you only have to clean thoroughly 3 each week and are not in a real hurry to get them back in since you have alternates.
    1.0 Yellow belly - Squelch
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    Most time-efficient method/system for cleaning Sterilite tubs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rickys_Reptiles View Post
    F10scxd is great, you'll like it!
    Boy were you right! That stuff is awesome. And it really gets the tubs really clean. I like the fact that it says it kills mold and mildew, which if you've ever had one with aspen go moldy on you you know what a nigh are that can be.
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