[Zbrafish] Cage washers and detergents

Richard Kollmar via zbrafish%40net.bio.net (by richard.kollmar from downstate.edu)
Tue Sep 29 20:38:56 EST 2009

Dear All:

I would like to put used tanks, nets, etc. after mechanical cleaning  
through the cage washer of our animal facility for sanitization. I am  
worried, though, about the detrimental effects of detergents on fish  
health. My previous institution had enough fish and frog labs to make  
it worthwhile draining the cage washer once a week to sanitize our  
equipment without detergent. In my new institution, this is unlikely  
to happen since I am the only aquatics user and the cage washer is  
already in use every day. Does anyone have suggestions or experience  
how to deal with this situation? I really don't want to have to resort  
to bleaching.

Thanks for any help,

Please Note New Adress:

Richard Kollmar, Ph.D.
Visiting Associate Professor
Dpt. of Cell Biology, BSB 3-65, Box 5
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Tel. 718-221-6559 (office)
Tel. 718-221-6563 (lab)
FAX 718-270-3732

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