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Old 05-09-2016, 03:50 PM   #61
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Would it not be easier to clean before it dried out?


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Not necessarily. I have a lot of duck weed that is stuck all over the glass and overflow boxes. I have been scraping it off a little at night. I will start to clean it out really good this weekend with sone kind of solution (to be determined).

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I had Duckweed in my 60 gal cube. Someone in residence decided to eat it. Not sure what it was.


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I had Duckweed in my 60 gal cube. Someone in residence decided to eat it. Not sure what it was.


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Ah, I thought you meant you were sharing a dormitory with someone and they ate it out of your fish tank. Oh the visuals...


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Not necessarily. I have a lot of duck weed that is stuck all over the glass and overflow boxes. I have been scraping it off a little at night. I will start to clean it out really good this weekend with sone kind of solution (to be determined).

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On that " solution to be determined " .. I'd suggest a rum and coke to get started then maybe a white vinegar solution for cleaning out the tank


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Old 05-11-2016, 02:53 AM   #65
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On that " solution to be determined " .. I'd suggest a rum and coke to get started then maybe a white vinegar solution for cleaning out the tank


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My favorite drink. i was thinking a vinigar solution would do the trick.

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Old 05-12-2016, 08:46 AM   #66
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Started remonibg some of the subsrate last night. Got a 5 gallon bucket full out. Will do another bucket full tonight. Its probably going to take at least 5 trips with the bucket to empty it all out.

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Plans for this weekend are removing the rest of the substrate, cleaning the tank and buying and painting the wood to replace the
Bottom piece in my cabinet.

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My cabinet is made out of pine but i think i want to upgrade the bottom piece to something more durable. Wharvtype of wood would you all suggest?

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Removed 99% of the substrate. Cleaning out the little bits left and then filling it up with white vinigar and water and let it soak for a bit.

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Just a quick update. Didn't get much done due to being sick all last week. Last weekend i did get the canister filters dumped and cleaned out before the head cold started. Hope to get the tank cleaned this weekend though.

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