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steel43city 12-04-2011 10:10 AM

my tank
 
if u got use tank whats best way to clean it out let me know asap

mileshs95 12-04-2011 04:34 PM

very hot water and a brand new sponge that has never been used. DO NOT USE SOAP

Reefing Madness 12-04-2011 06:37 PM

Vineagar and Water

chevysoldier 12-04-2011 08:06 PM

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.

onefish2fish 12-05-2011 06:59 AM

be careful of silicon edges on the tank with the razor blade.

gmate 12-10-2011 06:31 PM

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.

JJ77 12-11-2011 01:27 PM

I have always used just a clean sponge and water, always does me right.

steel43city 12-12-2011 06:21 PM

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

Reefing Madness 12-12-2011 07:15 PM

That one you gotta wait out.

gmate 12-13-2011 12:31 PM

Tanks can take 24 hours to a week to settle completely. Patience is key with saltwater fishkeeping.


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