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Need to urgently remove algae from large plastic container

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I didn't fully empty the water container in the camper van and there's some green algae in the bottom. I can't reach it to scrub.

I've put boiling water and bicarb of soda in but it doesn;t seem to be shifting. What else can I try? We use it for drinking water so guess that bleach would be no good?

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FourArms Wed 14-Oct-09 20:41:26

Can you put rice in with some water and give it a good shake? I think that's a tip for cleaning vases, but it might work.

Conundrumish Thu 15-Oct-09 00:12:21

Not very environmentally friendly, but what about bleach? It would kill anything nasty - you'd obviously have to rinse through a lot.

Geocentric Thu 15-Oct-09 01:56:22

Try using those drops you use for washing veggies and fruit (don't know what they're called in the UK but they must exist over there!!). Just squirt the lot in and leave - it's chlorine-based so afterwards the container will be safe to use but might smell a bit of swimming pool!

Geocentric Thu 15-Oct-09 01:58:05

Something like this

Servalan Thu 15-Oct-09 02:13:23

Would something like Milton do the trick?

bloss Thu 15-Oct-09 07:18:06

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