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post #1 of 10 Old 12-04-2011, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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my tank

if u got use tank whats best way to clean it out let me know asap
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post #2 of 10 Old 12-04-2011, 05:34 PM
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very hot water and a brand new sponge that has never been used. DO NOT USE SOAP


1 29g - one red tailed shark, an opaline gourami, and a bristlenose pleco

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post #3 of 10 Old 12-04-2011, 07:37 PM
Vineagar and Water
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post #4 of 10 Old 12-04-2011, 09:06 PM
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Vinegar and water, new sponge and a razor blade. No soap or any chemicals. Bleach/water can be used to disinfect, just use hot water to rinse completely and let it completely dry.

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post #5 of 10 Old 12-05-2011, 07:59 AM
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be careful of silicon edges on the tank with the razor blade.
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post #6 of 10 Old 12-10-2011, 07:31 PM
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1 part vinegar 2 parts water bath IMO, let soak for 24 hours (If it has excessive coraline algae buildup left). You can then rinse in hot RO/DI water for another few hours to remove remaining vinegar.

If you need to cook rock, let sit in a 1:10 bleach solution overnight, then several heavy rinses in RO/DI water after. That'll help remove any organics on the rock.

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post #7 of 10 Old 12-11-2011, 02:27 PM
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I have always used just a clean sponge and water, always does me right.
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post #8 of 10 Old 12-12-2011, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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alright now another i've got water, salt and sand in to but when i added to sand to it its been kinda cloudy ever since it seems to be clearing although need more advice
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post #9 of 10 Old 12-12-2011, 08:15 PM
That one you gotta wait out.
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post #10 of 10 Old 12-13-2011, 01:31 PM
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Tanks can take 24 hours to a week to settle completely. Patience is key with saltwater fishkeeping.

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