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Old 04-07-2014, 08:25 PM   #1
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Removing Algae From Dry Tank

Last night I drained my 6.6g tank after returning all the fish to a lfs. Now I have a thin hard algae that is very hard to scrape off left on the tank, and I'm not sure how to get it off. I can't use a scraper because it is a plastic (i think, its not acrylic or glass) and it scratches very easily. Even now that it is dry it is very hard to remove. Could I use bleach to remove it? My beneficial bacteria are being saved in my sponge filter that's still running in something else, so I feel like it may be safe to bleach or do something similar, as nothing but the tank (which is all one piece, so siliconed edges) would be effected.
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Try white vinegar, 50% mix with water, soak, than use soft brush.
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:42 PM   #3
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Problem solved! Before seeing that idea, I just tried going hard at it with a firm brush, and I got basically everything off, started the hard scape tonight, will finish tomorrow and get started
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