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I have a 55g tank, about 5 months ago a biological meltdown (now only snails are left) but i want to start it up again and since i don't know what caused it. so here is my question how to i clean it all and set it up again? how should i wash the tank and the decor to make sure that all of the harmful bacteria is gone so nothing will happen again.
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If you think its chemical contamination then yea use some diluted bleach, if you think it was biological then a good wash down with regular tap water should do the trick, then let it dry for a couple of days or you can do bleach or vinegar to just be safe.
Originally Posted by afremont View Post
+1 for hydrogen peroxide.
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