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    Hi Folks

    I have a old tank form when i used to keep tropical fish years ago. The tank is water tight and a pity to discard it.
    How can i clean so i can set up the tank in the house. Is there any special cleaners i need to use?

    Words of wisdom welcome

    wymkof

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    I have always found using vinegar works the best to clean up a old aquarium. If you run into some hard water stains, soaking them in pure vinegar for a while will work. I would not suggest using household cleaners as you could risk leaving a chemical residue in the tank which could cause problems later on.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    You can also soak a clean cloth in the vinegar and leave it set against the glass too. Get the pure vinegar from the cleaning isle (sold in gallon jugs) instead of the little glass bottles of it -- this will save some money. Don't worry about the smell, it'll dissipate.

    How exciting, to be getting back into the hobby!
    40 gal fw: 3 Platy; 9 Cherry Barb; 16 Neon Tetra; 21 Rummy-nose Tetra; ~30 Red Cherry Shrimp; an Assassin snail
    live plants: 2 Lace Java Fern on dw; a Sword plant; a Moss ball; 2 bunches of Java Moss on rocks; carpet of Cladophora algae on dw

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    If its a glass tank, a razor blade will help to remove mineral deposits as well.
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    "There is no right way to do the wrong thing." - KingFisher "Only bad things happen fast in this hobby" - Cliff

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    Thanks. Tank now set up well water added just letting it stabilize out then next week the plants and then the fish can't wait.:)
    tank.jpgtank.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by wymkof View Post
    The tank is water tight and a pity to discard it.
    I like the way you think.

    You do know about cycling the tank before adding fish right? Just in case here is a link to tell you about it http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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