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  1. Default cleaning a old tank.

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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


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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.
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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!
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    If its a glass tank, a razor blade will help to remove mineral deposits as well.
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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.:)

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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
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