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Old 07-16-2011, 05:50 PM   #151
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in the meantime, we are reinforcing the oak stand to make it even stronger (some DIY, see!) and I will be rearranging my classroom to accommodate the new stand, which includes moving two ten gallon tanks to new spots. I wanted one stand for all three tanks, but that extended the budget a bit too much
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I think you are three hours ahead of me, right? It's almost 2pm, here
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I think you are three hours ahead of me, right? It's almost 2pm, here
Oh, it's almost 5pm here.
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in the meantime, we are reinforcing the oak stand to make it even stronger (some DIY, see!) and I will be rearranging my classroom to accommodate the new stand, which includes moving two ten gallon tanks to new spots. I wanted one stand for all three tanks, but that extended the budget a bit too much
Alright, that's cool. budgets are a good thing
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well, have FUN! I'll be at this for awhile I think. should I soak the plastic plants and rocks in vinegar or bleach or something?
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well, have FUN! I'll be at this for awhile I think. should I soak the plastic plants and rocks in vinegar or bleach or something?
That'd be safest. A 1 part water to 4 parts bleach would probably be safest for soaking. Just scrub really well Afterwords. But whatever you do... No soap!!!
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ok. no soap. and i bought 2 new sponges and a scrub brush, just for the occasion!
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ok. no soap. and i bought 2 new sponges and a scrub brush, just for the occasion!
Excellent! All of those will come in handy in the future.
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I'd stay away from bleach if possible.. You could use it but you'd have to wash it a ton before using it. Vinegar actually dissolves any salt or calcium deposits. Can't wait to see the tank filled and cycling
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I'm worried about old disease and parasites, altho the tank has been dry for 5 or 6 years
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