06-15-2010, 06:52 AM
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I generally clean my tanks with a 5% bleach solution to sterilize them, and then rinse the heck out of them. For lime/mineral deposits, you might try vinegar, which works fairly well. Algae will take a lot of elbow grease, and you can use a razor blade or an old credit card to scrape it off. Actually, I've also used windex to remove algae (with a lot of scrubbing,) and had some success. Whatever you use, just make sure you don't mix chemicals, and do wash all the residue out when you're done.
(On a side note, RCS do prefer well established tanks, so you may want to wait a while still after it's cycled before adding the shrimp.)