Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > DIY Projects
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-17-2010, 01:44 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
wherearepeople's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: boston MA
Posts: 48
old aquarium cleaning

Hey guys im setting up my aquarium sump my mag 24 came in today and im gettin it all started. im converting a couple of my reptile / hamster tanks to an inline system the tanks are still slightly dirty which is the best way to safely clean the tanks for reef use?
__________________

__________________
wherearepeople is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2010, 02:12 PM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
 
austinsdad's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Accokeek, Maryland
Posts: 7,694
Vinegar works. I've heard of clorox/bleach too. Good rinsing after either. Also, use a new nylon brush without metal parts.

P.S. - Mag 24??? Must be a big tank.
__________________

__________________
-Ray-

"Life may not be the party we hoped for but while we are here we might as well dance!"

austinsdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2010, 03:51 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
wherearepeople's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: boston MA
Posts: 48
well its got ten feet of head and an overall 200 gallon system im using it to run a protein skimmer and denitrification chamber and its replacing all my powerheads
__________________
wherearepeople is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2010, 03:20 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 1
Vinegar is the best. It works so well
__________________
Types of HID Kits
zackpc2010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2010, 04:12 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
TheNamelessPoet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 483
When I had to clean Mine I cleaned with bleach then rinsed 3 times... each time with a vinegar wipedown in between then rised 1 last time before I filled. It was a lot of work even on a 20 gallon tank but it dead a heck of a job after a REAL mess of a tank that had to be dissenfected as well
__________________
Disaster struck!!! must rebuild
Starting with 30 Gallon tank

TheNamelessPoet is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
clean, cleaning

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Saltwater aquarium cleaning amyconnor Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 7 07-24-2009 07:40 AM
Cleaning a used Aquarium GaryLH Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 3 08-15-2008 08:32 PM
Cleaning outside of aquarium glass Jones2w Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 29 05-16-2008 10:34 AM
cleaning aquarium equipment andy_b22 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 2 07-05-2006 06:03 PM
Cleaning out Aquarium and starting over takelly Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 10-04-2002 09:34 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.