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post #1 of 6 Old 01-23-2011, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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Just got a new 25g :D:D One question---is it safe?

I just got a 25g for free off of freecycle. I'm pretty excited!

However, the person I am getting it from said he has used it for bearded dragons, turtles, AND fish. All at separate times of course.

I'm worried about the reptile use this tank has seen. Will that have any affect on fish I put in it?
Will a good cleaning rid it of any bacteria? (whats the best method to do so?)
It's pretty nasty inside. Looks like it's been sitting outside for a while.

I really hope I can use this tank, I've been waiting to upgrade my 10g for some time now. :D

Thanks for the help everyone!

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post #2 of 6 Old 01-23-2011, 09:27 PM
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I've used tanks for fish and reptiles at different times. A good cleaning and it should be good to go! May want to make sure it doesn't leak though.

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I've used tanks for fish and reptiles at different times. A good cleaning and it should be good to go! May want to make sure it doesn't leak though.
Okay, good. I figured I would be able to use it, but I just wanted to double check. He said he used it last for fish and that it is water tight. I'll check that though.

So how should I go about cleaning this thing? Vinegar and hot water?

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post #4 of 6 Old 01-23-2011, 10:01 PM
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That's what I do!

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29 Gallon Marbled Tank
15ish Marbled Cray fish
A few Ghost Shrimp


20 Gallon Snail Tank
??? Gold, Brown/Black, Ivory Mystery Snails (lots of babies and eggs too)
??? Pond Snails
1.1 P. Alleni (I think...) in 'baskets' until sold...


10 Gallon Baby Marbled Tank
LOTS of baby Marbled Crayfish


10 Gallon Planted
Unknown plants
Lots of Ghost Shrimp (some berried up :D)
3 Blue Mystery Snails
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Then that's what I'll do!

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post #6 of 6 Old 01-24-2011, 12:18 AM
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Good luck :D

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29 Gallon Marbled Tank
15ish Marbled Cray fish
A few Ghost Shrimp


20 Gallon Snail Tank
??? Gold, Brown/Black, Ivory Mystery Snails (lots of babies and eggs too)
??? Pond Snails
1.1 P. Alleni (I think...) in 'baskets' until sold...


10 Gallon Baby Marbled Tank
LOTS of baby Marbled Crayfish


10 Gallon Planted
Unknown plants
Lots of Ghost Shrimp (some berried up :D)
3 Blue Mystery Snails
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