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Old 10-24-2004, 08:19 AM   #1
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Hi. My husband has told my children that they could get fish. We have a 10 gallon glass tank, but it has been used for a toad within the last year. It was purchased new for the toad. Something makes me think that I cannot use this tank for fish now? I'm not sure what to do - and I hate to waste a perfectly nice tank. Does anyone know for sure about this?

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Old 10-24-2004, 12:04 PM   #2
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I would think that as long as your rinse the tank out well it could still be used for fish, i dont know why it couldnt be. well wait and see what some of the more experienced aquarists say. HTH
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It should be fine. As was described above clean the tank well. If you want to go one step further than just rinsing the tank you can use a 1:10 bleach/water mixture to sanatize the tank. Rinse the tank very well after doing this and contue rinsing till there is no longer a bleach odor. Then it would be best to air dry the tank for a period of at least 24 hours. At this point the tank should be as good if not cleaner than new.
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Old 10-24-2004, 03:15 PM   #4
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Thank you both. I'll give it a try this week and see how it goes!

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Did the 10gal tank say aquarium on it or reptile? The tanks sold as reptile tanks use thinner glass.
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Old 11-15-2004, 10:49 PM   #8
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as i was reading these posts i was hoping that sopmeone would mention reptile aquarium glass.. it will not hold the weight of the water i knopw this my bad trial and error
they are not made thick enough
some toads also havea toxin in their urine so if it is a non reptile aquaruim make sure that you use the bleach mixture recomended
Also what i ahve doen is just rinse that out over again and over again after that
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