Originally Posted by paulr
Just picked up a used tank. Looks in goo shape but there is dried algae on the back part as well as power heads and such. Any thoughts on getting it off? I have see where you fill it with water and bleach? Then scrape it with a credit card or whatever. Any thoughts how to get this cleaned the easy way??
You can use bleach, but I'm hesitant to use chemicals. You can use vinegar, it's a natural acid. And you can soak the PHs in vinegar to clean them. Just rinse it all well before using the tank. And yes, you can use a credit card to scrape, they also sell scrapers at the LFS
. If you have one, a car window scraper would probably work too. Good luck!