Thread: to clean an aquarium
07-15-2014, 02:41 AM #1
to clean an aquarium
hey all I bought 2 used aquariums a 40gl and an 80gl the 80 was dry
its a little dirty on the inside what does anyone suggest I clean it with
by the way the whole thing cost 50.00 dollars ILL take pics and list
all thr stuff i got eith it
Russ60 gal with 2 tiger oscars
29 gal with 4 hermit crabs
07-15-2014, 03:00 AM #2
I used vinegar and water to clean my used tanks. Worked pretty good.DM's 20g high - journal
07-15-2014, 03:23 AM #3
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If the hard water stains are very tough then i would try a vinegar putty mix. And let that soak for a few hours... Basically take 3 cups vinegar and add flour to it untill it makes a paste like stuff. Then smear it on nice and thick... Or use clr and rinse very well. I personally like to bleach the heck out of tanks that idk where they have been. Then right before i set it up for a fishless cycle i clean the glass with ammonia. Since id be fishless cycling the ammonia wont hurt anything. Make sure not to mix the ammonia with bleach it makes hydrochloric acid and chloramine gass... Both are very dangerous if you dont know what you are doing...KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
gotta love them bunnies!
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07-15-2014, 02:22 PM #4Member Platy
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If it has had ample time to dry I would just use hot water and some elbow grease. CLR and bleach may deteriorate the corners of the tank that have silicone. after a while could sprung a leak and I have not met a person that would enjoy cleaning 80 gallons of water out of there house.
07-15-2014, 02:26 PM #5
Vinegar hands down is the best. I've used it with great success.Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.
You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.
07-19-2014, 02:26 PM #6
Vinegar is very safe and does a good job of breaking down calcium and salt deposits. 3 to 1 or 4 to 1 ratio of water to vinegar should work for you. If it's really bad you can use how water but make sure to rinse thoroughly afterwards as hot water has lots of metal in it.