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Old 02-12-2006, 12:12 PM   #1
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cleaning an old tank

What can i clean an old tank with, it has been unused for a while and i want to make sure there is no mold in it at all.
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Clean it with a solution of mild bleach and water, rinse well and add extra dechlorinator to eliminate any leftover chlorine.
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alright thanks
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i use straight white vinegar then rinse with water.
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would the vinegar get rid of the green mold?
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I don't think its mold, its prolly dried algae and it should help. Also, it helps to have a razor blade (or something like this: http://www.bigalsonline.com/catalog/...d1=3347;pcid2= but less fancy, to help scrap it off- glass tanks only)

Also, RINSE THOUROGHLY... once you think you have rinsed it enough, rinse it out 3 more times- residual bleach and vinegar will KILL any fish you put in there... so make sure its super clean
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I first go over the tank with a straight razor blade to get off any caked on stuff. After that I use straight vinegar and a new clean rag to kill any bacteria/mold. After I rinse with water really really really well. That should do it. If anything remains try the razor blade again.

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thanks, i am gunna try the vinegar idea.
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