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tomncassie 12-31-2012 11:28 PM

Dirty Tank!!?
A friend gave my a 30gal tank,but it use to house a snake.Can I clean this tank to use angelfish fry cause its fiull of dirt and the snakes shedding skin.Should i try to cleanit and HOW!!Are should i not even bother cause I will be raising fry and dont really want to risk losing them.Its my first fry raise and dont want to risk losing them.

fish monger 01-01-2013 06:52 AM

If you type bleach in the search box up in the upper right hand area, you'll get some threads about cleaning tanks. There is one entltled "How can you make a tank safe?" , that has helpful information about how to clean tanks that have been used for other types of animals. I'd give it a try. Good luck.

AbbeysDad 01-01-2013 04:33 PM

Simply empty and clean with water and a splash of chlorine bleach, then rinse well, then rinse again. Since the tank did not hold water, you should do a leak test. If it's an old tank, I'd reseal it to be safer (instructions in DIY section).

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