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post #1 of 4 Old 09-04-2011, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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Brand New aquarium. Need to clean or not?

I just bought a new 55 gallon. (For $54 Woohoo LoL). Does it need to cleaned or just rinsed out? If it does need to be clean what do I use in it?
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post #2 of 4 Old 09-04-2011, 02:32 PM
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If its from the pet store then a wash out with the garden hose will suffice. If its from a private party (used tank ) you might want to wipe it down with some vinegar and then wash it out again.
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post #3 of 4 Old 09-04-2011, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks zof its from the petstore. That's what I was thinking a good rinse should do.
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post #4 of 4 Old 09-05-2011, 01:57 PM
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I use a sponge with warm water. There is usually dust on the glass and rinsing may not remove it, so a soft sponge (aquarium-use only obviously) helps. Then I rinse it.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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