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Old 10-08-2018, 10:46 PM   #1
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Cleaning 14yo abused petco tank

So my local petco was throwing out their tanks for new ones me I took a 5000 dollar setup tank upon further inspection at home I found it needed itís own plumbing system so it will be my reptile tank once i get it setup

Anyways how do I clean this I would nvr let my tank look like this
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Old 10-08-2018, 11:34 PM   #2
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If you can't scrub it off use White vinegar. If that don't work use bleach.
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Old 10-16-2018, 11:09 AM   #3
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I would use Bar Keepers Friend, personally.
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Old 10-16-2018, 12:37 PM   #4
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If you have all the pieces I can walk you through how it's plumbed. It's actually very simple. I'm very familiar with this setup. This is the tank they would use for their koi.

As for cleaning, I'd recommend vinegar as well. Soak a towel in it and lay it in the worst spots to let it soak for a while. You can use a razor blade to scrape it off as well.
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Sorry for late response on this been busy af

@okapizebra thx for offer but I got it cleaned and got aquarium glue sealed button holdin water canister filter etc etc etc gettin sand later today after work (hopefully enough still got bills) than puttin all together (yes ik I gotta like rinse the sand I’ll use utube)

@king fisher iv noticed you have helped with every post iv made so thanks my plan is to have my setups completed soon now
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Awesome!! Keep us updated.
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Was readin back of my sand bag b4 I left it said something like 1 pound per 1 gallon of water for like a 2 inch layer so my tank wood need like 100 pounds (100gal tank) of sand to get 2 inch layer???? Does this sound right? ... I’m only able to get like 60 - 75 pounds today either way
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Was readin back of my sand bag b4 I left it said something like 1 pound per 1 gallon of water for like a 2 inch layer so my tank wood need like 100 pounds (100gal tank) of sand to get 2 inch layer???? Does this sound right? ... Iím only able to get like 60 - 75 pounds today either way
The 1:1 ratio is rule of thumb. With what you got you can definitely cover the bottom evenly it just wouldnít be 2 inches thick. You could always add more later. IMO I have about half inch to an inch of fine gravel . I donít know if that would effect anything but, I donít like the look of 2 inches of substrate at the bottom of the tank from the outside looking in. Again imo
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What's the dimensions of the tank??? Length and width.
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4ft by 2ft I got 75 pounds of sand now and I feel like that’s enough
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