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07-23-2010, 05:40 AM #1
removing rotten lemons from a tank?
dont you just love kids... =P. my baby cousins were over a month or so ago and found my 20g tank under the house. so they decided to fill it with about 5g of water, then drop a whole bunch of rotting lemons from under the tree in it.
well i am assuming it was them anyway, either that or someone in this house is playing some sort of trick on me =P. so yeah after sitting in the tank for a few weeks they have gone pretty rancid... i tipped the mess out yesterday and rinsed with a hose. then filled the tank with water and bleach let it sit, emptied and rinsed. although if i stick my head close enough it still kinda smells of rotted fruit.
any suggestions as to how i should go about purging this tank?
if i can still kinda smell it, is it likely to harm anything i put in it? was gonna use it as a quarantine tank for my barra food. well until i got it ready for real fish... but i think ill stick with my hex tank till i can clean it out better =P.
07-23-2010, 05:42 AM #2
i think if anything were to be harmed, it'd be because of the bleach
07-23-2010, 05:55 AM #3
nah bleach is super soluble, very easy to wash out.
07-23-2010, 06:03 AM #4
It is hard on silicone though!
Try using a strong vinegar and water mix to clean it out.Rinse it well and let it air dry.Hopefully that will work.Ray Your Freindly Neighborhood,Fully Mod-ified, Self-appointed Pic Hound!! Need pics!!!
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07-23-2010, 06:29 AM #5
0Originally Posted by Northernguy
well to late to worry about that now =D. hopefully 30min of bleach wont have done too much damage.
So vinegar wont harm any later inhabitants? it will wash out easy?
07-23-2010, 01:21 PM #6
07-23-2010, 02:37 PM #7
alrighty will do =]. thnx.