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Old 09-10-2010, 11:35 PM   #1
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Dirty 20 gallon

I purchased a used 20 gal this past spring and am just now attempting to clean it but having problems with "scum" and dried algae - have tried diluted and straight vinegar to no avail - even used a razor blade to scrape it - all to no avail - any more ideas before I scrap it and buy another "cleaner" tank? Thanks.
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Fill it with hot tap water, let it sit so the scum softens.... then razor blade....
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5% bleach solution. Let it sit, rinse copiously.
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my 20gL was like that i used a sponge with the green scrubb side and hot water worked out good.
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Thanks for all the suggestions - will certainly try them - what about Simple Green?
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