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Old 08-07-2011, 12:48 AM   #1
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Bought used tank

Soooo craigs list has been my best pal again.. Got a 30gl with stand and a marineland emperor 400 filter.. For up to 90gl??? Which is gunnna beee awwwweeesome for a 30 gl.. I also bought a H.O.T magnum canister filter for it.. My question is.. The previous owner did NO preventitive maintnnce on the tank or filter.. I scrubbed n scrubbed the filter to try n get clean becouse i plan on doing sw in it.. My qiestion is dum and simple.. How can i get tbe build up off og everything when a hose,soap, and scrubbn aint working?? Also threw out the hood and light since it was that bad coverd in some kind of calcium build up..thanks for any advice i dont wanna resort to bleach
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:50 AM   #2
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Try vinegar and soda, I use this to clean my glass tops. Work like a charm!!
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:30 AM   #3
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Yesterday I also bought a used tank advertised as a 30 but measures to be a 38. Anyway I have the same problem with the fact that I too have to do a lot of scrubbing. I too got a nice HOB filter with it. How deep is your tank? Mine is 12 deep and 19 high. Do you think the depth will make it hard to aquascape? Seems narrow to me.
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Yea im gunna need to re think the rock scaping since it is pretty narrow.
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Just a thought but you could build your rock work up, drilling holes through them and inserting plastic rods, or pvc.
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Hmm never thought about that before! Not a bad idea
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Old 08-09-2011, 05:16 PM   #7
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i just let anything that'd fit in the sink soak in very hot water, i too had a calcium build up on everything, just keep scrubbing ittl come off, eventually.
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