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Old 10-12-2013, 11:47 AM   #1
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cleaning a fish tank

I just bought a 40 gallon Breeder Tank off of Craigslist. It was used as a fresh water tank so I Wanna clean it out really good before I turn it into my sump. What is the best way to clean it WITHOUT using vinegar? I can't smell vinegar without throwing up. Help please.
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Old 10-12-2013, 11:53 AM   #2
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rinse it with a 1/10 bleach dilution, hose it out, and then let it sit in the sun for a few hours.
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Have someone ELSE clean it with vinegar. That way you don't have to smell it or do the cleaning yourself, lol!

Just kidding, a bleach solution will be just fine. Rinse well and dry in the sun and it will be fine. Use water overdosed with prime if you have any to rinse, as it will also help remove the bleach.
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Honestly, unless there's a lot of residue that needs to be cleaned out just leaving it in the sun will kill all the bacteria on it.
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