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Old 08-14-2008, 05:55 PM   #1
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I just purchased a used 75 gal aquarium and it needs cleaning from the water stains and/or calcium deposits........my question is what would be the best way to clean it?
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Fill with water and add bleach. Be patient for a few days. It will do most of the work for you. Just be SURE you rinse it out very well and use clorine remover to be sure you get all the bleach out. This also gives you a chance to see if there are any leaks before you set it up. Good luck!
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I have better luck with white vinegar, in getting off calcium/lime....Or a razor (glass tanks only).
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Thanks the vinagar is working well. How well should I rinse it or just wipe it down with a wet towel?
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I would rinse well and let air dry.
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I prefer muriatic acid
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