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Old 08-16-2012, 12:22 PM   #1
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Hey AA we recently picked up a 10 gallon aquarium (from the side of the road) and it is really scummy so I am trying to figure out how to clean it I looked it up on Google and they said to use a bleach and water mixture but I know you aren't supposed to use chemical cleaners so what do you guys think
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As long as you rinse it well and there's no bleach smell you should be fine
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Hey AA we recently picked up a 10 gallon aquarium (from the side of the road) and it is really scummy so I am trying to figure out how to clean it I looked it up on Google and they said to use a bleach and water mixture but I know you aren't supposed to use chemical cleaners so what do you guys think
They usually say to use bleach/water, rinse really well & then set outside in the sun for a day or two. You may need to use vinegar to clean the glass not sure if bleach will get everything off. Also, make sure you check the silicone very well & do a water test. If its been sitting outside in the elements for a length of time it could be compromised, better to find out now than after you have it set up.
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