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    Default Cleaning tank. Use vinegar, rubbing alcohol or dish soap?


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    The only vinegar I have is apple cider vinegar, does it matter? I saw somewhere online that rubbing alcohol would be okay, but have mostly seen vinegar used, and the tropical fish ebook from here said dish washing liquid.

    So I don't know what I should use. I am in the process of resealing the tank.
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    Use white vinegar, Available anywhere.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

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    Never use soap, liquid or otherwise.

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    White vinegar and hot water is all I ever use on aquariums and equipment. You can buy a gallon jug for around $3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 850R
    Use white vinegar, Available anywhere.
    Damn. Ok I will go buy some now.
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    You could honestly use the apple vineagr or even the soap. The truth is that an aquarium is glass and not porous so no matter what you use it will rinse out with no trace.

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    I agree with KingFisher and 850R. Use white vinegar and hot water.
    Last edited by HODOR; 10-05-2012 at 10:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smaug
    You could honestly use the apple vineagr or even the soap. The truth is that an aquarium is glass and not porous so no matter what you use it will rinse out with no trace.
    so true ,i use chlorine bleach on glass tanks all the time no probs

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    Too late already went and bought normal vinegar, haha. It's all good, though was cheap.
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    While I am sure everyone is posting the best advice they are capable of it IS important to note that:

    A good dechlorinator or even time will eliminate chlorine. The same cannot be said for detergents.

    When considering the amount of rinsing involved [+ The endless wondering.. Did I get it all? Is silicone pourous?] ... You are better off just not going there as Taurus mentioned.

    Too late already went and bought normal vinegar, haha. It's all good, though was cheap.
    Good to hear, That some hot water and some elbow grease are all you are going to need.
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    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
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    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

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