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Old 07-16-2011, 10:58 AM   #141
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and the actual fishtank, with lights!
Awesome! So when does cleaning start?

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but now I have to go drop a teenager off at a friends house, and then go buy some vinegar.
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I'll be back soon!
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:02 AM   #144
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but now I have to go drop a teenager off at a friends house, and then go buy some vinegar.
Oh. Cool. A big vat of white vinegar should do it.
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Old 07-16-2011, 04:40 PM   #145
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I'm BACK! I bought 3 gallons of white vinegar, 1 gallon of bleach, some outlet strips and....oh ya...an oak stand for my tank!
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I just filled the fish tank (outside) with a gallon of vinegar and filled it all the way to the top with water...to serif it leaks and soak it...all at once
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I'm BACK! I bought 3 gallons of white vinegar, 1 gallon of bleach, some outlet strips and....oh ya...an oak stand for my tank!
Lol, so much for DIY huh? It's ok, saves time!
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I just filled the fish tank (outside) with a gallon of vinegar and filled it all the way to the top with water...to serif it leaks and soak it...all at once
Alright, you'll probably wanna start scrubbing after maybe 2 hours or so. Use a new sponge so there's no soap residue on it.
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we just got finish...JUST got finished with out kitchen DIY. To be honest I am so TIRED of DIY. This tank clean is going to be a HUGE project in itself, I think.
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we just got finish...JUST got finished with out kitchen DIY. To be honest I am so TIRED of DIY. This tank clean is going to be a HUGE project in itself, I think.
Probably, I'm here if you need me, but I have a party at 6, so I can help until then.
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in the meantime, we are reinforcing the oak stand to make it even stronger (some DIY, see!) and I will be rearranging my classroom to accommodate the new stand, which includes moving two ten gallon tanks to new spots. I wanted one stand for all three tanks, but that extended the budget a bit too much
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I think you are three hours ahead of me, right? It's almost 2pm, here
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I think you are three hours ahead of me, right? It's almost 2pm, here
Oh, it's almost 5pm here.
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in the meantime, we are reinforcing the oak stand to make it even stronger (some DIY, see!) and I will be rearranging my classroom to accommodate the new stand, which includes moving two ten gallon tanks to new spots. I wanted one stand for all three tanks, but that extended the budget a bit too much
Alright, that's cool. budgets are a good thing
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well, have FUN! I'll be at this for awhile I think. should I soak the plastic plants and rocks in vinegar or bleach or something?
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well, have FUN! I'll be at this for awhile I think. should I soak the plastic plants and rocks in vinegar or bleach or something?
That'd be safest. A 1 part water to 4 parts bleach would probably be safest for soaking. Just scrub really well Afterwords. But whatever you do... No soap!!!
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ok. no soap. and i bought 2 new sponges and a scrub brush, just for the occasion!
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ok. no soap. and i bought 2 new sponges and a scrub brush, just for the occasion!
Excellent! All of those will come in handy in the future.
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I'd stay away from bleach if possible.. You could use it but you'd have to wash it a ton before using it. Vinegar actually dissolves any salt or calcium deposits. Can't wait to see the tank filled and cycling
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I'm worried about old disease and parasites, altho the tank has been dry for 5 or 6 years
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