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Lazerdms
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tank question

Post by Lazerdms » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:38 pm

what's the best way to clean a used tank and is there any ones I need to stay away from with what lived in them

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Re: tank question

Post by Kt Kat » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:16 am

I cleaned out a really gross saltwater sump tank with a razor blade and vinegar (and lots of scrubbing)

Make sure its a glass tank, not acrylic before you use a blade on it, though! And absolutely no chemicals no matter what, only vinegar and water. You can do it!

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Re: tank question

Post by wodesorel » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:23 am

Dish soap and water is fine for cleaning out a used tank, just rinse well. I usually use cleaning ammonia (outside!) because it does a great job and sanitizes.

I've also used bleach on funky ones to sterilize.

Razor blades for bad glass is a must. If a razor doesn't work, nothing will. Don't use scrubby pads or you risk scratching the glass. Ruined a good tank that way!

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