|T O P I C R E V I E W
||Posted - 04/24/2012 : 2:49:02 PM
The primary drinking water tank has gotten slimy and nasty. I scrub it out periodically, but have never used anything other than a little elbow grease. The scrubbing gets mosts of the really nasty stuff out, but there is always a slimy feel to the sides and bottom. I've thought about using bleach to clean it, but am worried that if I don't get it rinsed thoroughly, that the bleach might harm my alpaca's gut germies. Anyone have thoughts or suggestions?
MLC - Southview Alpacas
|5 L A T E S T R E P L I E S (Newest First)
||Posted - 06/11/2012 : 11:02:21 PM
Mine seem to hate vinegar. I have heard some add it to the water for the extra vitamins, but mine won't even consider that.
Racka Paca Ranch
||Posted - 06/11/2012 : 10:13:29 PM
Try splashing some vinegar around.
Alpaca Consulting USA
||Posted - 06/10/2012 : 3:27:50 PM
I had the same concern so I changed my water tank to use a solenoid on an outdoor timer to turn on the hose for 1 minute every day to fill and rinse the container, instead of using a float valve.
I'm using a 120V 3/4" Parker soldenoid, model 12F25C2148ACF4C05, and a Sylvania SA310 outdoor industrial timer (usually used as a pool timer, outdoor lights, etc).
I like this setup a LOT better since the excess water makes the gunk swirl around and splash over the top of the container, leaving clean water inside. The runoff waters the plants.
||Posted - 04/24/2012 : 3:07:40 PM
Use a mixture of 10 parts water to 1 part bleach and spray it on the sides and bottom, brush, rinse and you should be good to go. If there is any of the diluted bleach left it will nothing by the time you get it filled with fresh water.
33310 E Perry Rd
Grain Valley, MO 64029
||Posted - 04/24/2012 : 3:05:08 PM
I do it all the time with my water buckets..... Just rinse em out real good...! You shouldn't have a problem...
Mike and Maggie Carabajal
Rancho De La Luz Alpacas