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Old 08-17-2011, 01:24 AM   #1
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How to clean tank.

I recently acquired a 90 gallon tank from a friend tank looks brand new. But alot of algae on the tank how do I clean it off real good??
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:56 AM   #2
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I've heard a few people on hear mention vinegar and water.
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Ok thanx. I've heard that one too. Any more suggestions?
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Anyone have any ideas about to start on it?
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:42 AM   #5
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Yeah, vinegar will dissolve any calcium buildup and the a wet paper towel to wipe it away, then after it's done, rinse it well with a hose.
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I use toothbrush! works great! Together with vinegar and paper towel it's unstoppable. I'm not sure if vinegar actually helps removing the algae but it works for me
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Vinegar is actually an acid and breaks down algae, so that's why it works so well lol
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Thanx. If u wanna see the tank I put a pic up on my build thread in members tanks
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:51 AM   #9
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Another way is fill the tank with tap water and add bleach. Leave it sit for a hour or more and it will kill all living organisms. The draw back is you will need to flush it several times with clean water to ensure that you get all the bleach out before you add your salt water. Use caution but it worked well on mine and after flushing it several times I have had no issues.
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