02-17-2010, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnnyD44
Good point by jill. A lot of reptile tanks, most commonly know as "critter cages" cannot hold water and shouldn't be trusted with water. I agree with angel to let the tank sit outside for a few days and see if it leaks at all. I also wud wash the inside out with either a minimum mixture of bleach or vinegar with water.
Bare in min thou there's 2 diff things you can buy at the store a *reptile tank* which is generally very thing acrylic OR a Aquarium that one chooses to use for a reptile
For cleaning I'd not use bleach, long term bad effects on the silicon. If you use vinegar and scrub it down well and then rinse it with hot water few times you're all set and good to go.
Letting ti sit outside: Just be careful (or whoever else may read this thread) you wanna watch your Temps out there these days cause a glass aquarium set outside filled with water when its 32F...not very cool cause after 1 night out there I BET YA it's gonna have a leak. So if the Temps don't permit it do it in the tub or a garage or any warmer place you have.
It never hurts to check it out; when I find tanks only that seem alright I always drive out to check them out and see what I can surprise my hubby with again