I just got a great 30 gallon tall tank yesterday with stand, canopy, filter, heater, decor, etc for $60 bucks. Whoot whoot!
The tank is in really good condition, minimal scratches, but ther is some green algae looking spots on the glass I would like to clean as well as some calcium deposit. Not bad at all, Im just a perfe tionist, and want to get it sparking before I use it.
Whats the best way to clean the inside of the glass to get these things off? Should I use a specific scrubber or sponge, vinegar, buy a cleaning spray from my lfs
Also, the back was painted black, and looks nice, but I was considering going with blue. How much of a pain (and would it even be possible) would it be to scrape the paint off? The black is nice, and I have black background on my other tanks, was just looking to try something different.
Lastly, the light that came with it is a standard all glass t8 flourescent bulb, only a 24 inch. I would like to plant this tank, but know I need to upgrade my lighting. Can I buy a better bulb for plants and keep this light, or should I just ditch it and get a whole new light setup? I am new to plants, and want to stay low tech, but this is a tall tank, about 22 inches high, would a standard 6700k plant bulb even work?