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Old 03-06-2011, 01:17 PM   #1
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How to clean out a tank?

The tank hasn't been used for a good 3 months it was once a fry tank, then a betta breeding tank, and now its going to be a dwarf seahorse tank. Lol. How should I clean this out? I don't want to use soap and water nor bleach. Help? It needs to be cleaned good because a bloom of bacteria actually killed my betta in there before! So yeah. Any tips will help.
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Old 03-06-2011, 01:23 PM   #2
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white vinegar and water.. should do the trick for ya..
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Old 03-06-2011, 01:25 PM   #3
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I take a magnetic algae scraper if there's anything on the sides that doesn't want to come off. Then I take a kitchen sponge that hasn't been used before and scrub it up really good. I've had two tanks that I've cleaned like this. I hope this helps.

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The jobs done! *few* turns out I exaggerated! Hot water, a new sponge, and some hand greace did the job just fine! Great tips though and will remember them for future reference thanks guys!
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Be careful of even a new sponge. Some I believe can be treated with something. Read'm carefully y'all.
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Be careful of even a new sponge. Some I believe can be treated with something. Read'm carefully y'all.
Yes of course. It's important to check the sponge.

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I made sure.

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