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  1. #1

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    Default New/Used 75 Gal tank Few Questions.

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    OK, I picked up a new 75 Gal tank off CL today. Tank, stand, wet/dry filter, and pretty much all they had as far as supplies.

    It was a planted tank, which I'm not against, but I'm not going for a heavily planted tank.
    So, I've emptied the tank, and I'm trying to scrub all the algae out of it, fun times.
    I'm hoping to save some of the BB and not have to go through a full cycle, but I'm not sure I'll have it set back up in time.
    How long will BB last with out being fed, and being out of water?

    I've also read that I can use bleach on fake deco's, anything to use on the inside glass to help clean up the algae?

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    Vinegar can clean any algae off. Sometimes I had to soak a pc of papertowel in vinegar and place over the algae for a day or so, but it has aways has worked for me
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    I have used bleach on glass tanks for algae removing - works pretty well (and really fast), just make sure you overdose the dechlorinator when you fill the tank up for the first time..

    As for the bacteria, they can get on ok without being fed for a day or two, but they need to stay wet/moist and well oxygenated. If it's going to be more than 2 days, you might want to put the media you are keeping in a bucket of water with a bubbler, and maybe drop a bit of ammonia in there t okeep them going.

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