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Old 12-26-2013, 08:42 PM   #1
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Used tank questions

When getting a used tank from someone that you do not know should I take any special precautions? Do I need to scrub it or so? Any help would be great! Thanks in advance
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Old 12-26-2013, 08:47 PM   #2
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I get used tanks all the time. I use a water/vinegar solution to clean mine. It's also good for getting calcium deposits off of the glass.
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Thanks! I've always just gotten new tanks
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Old 12-26-2013, 08:55 PM   #4
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No problem! Also, you may want to take a good look at the sealant on the inside to make sure it's in good condition. And always do a leak test by filling it up with water and watch it for 24 hours (recommended) to make sure there are no leaks. With smaller tanks, I personally only do leak tests for a few hours.
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For sure! Luckily my family owns hardware stores so I got the sealant close buy
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Old 12-26-2013, 09:03 PM   #6
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That's cool! You might already know, but it doesn't hurt to make sure.. Always use 100% silicone and make sure there are no fungicides or anything like that in it. It will kill the fish if it does.
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Old 12-26-2013, 09:04 PM   #7
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Dap makes one that is specially made for aquariums
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Old 12-26-2013, 09:24 PM   #8
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That's what I'm currently using. The only thing I don't like about it is that I got it in a tube and I find it hard to put a good sized bead of silicone down without messing up. So I think next time I'll use the kind that I can use with a caulking gun.
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Old 12-26-2013, 09:25 PM   #9
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Ya I know what you mean.
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