Cleaning a used tank??? *Update*

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Ok so im going to start cleaning this 90g tonight and hope to get it setup this weekend and I have some questions. This tank has quite a bit of salt stains and coralline algae stains, I have read to use vingar, scrapper, scrub brush and lots of elbow grease. Is there a better way??
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Miss Nicki replied the topic: Re: Cleaning a used tank???

Nope, that is about the best way to do it... I often use a razor blade too...

Good Luck! And post pics!!!
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bassetman replied the topic: Re: Cleaning a used tank???

I have had good luck with vinegar and and HOT water. Cover stubborn spots with a hot towel soaked in vinegar. Be sure to rinse everything very well. Tooth paste has a gentle abrasive that can help as well. Good Luck.


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Big-Ken replied the topic: Re: Cleaning a used tank???

thanks guys I figured that was the best way B) I got a gallon of white vinegar, scrubber, and razor blade holder at Walmart and im gonna hit it hard tomorrow evening

Nicki- I'll post up pics as soon as I get it filled and the fish settle down :)
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Gazza replied the topic: Re: Cleaning a used tank???

I just grabbed some water from the water change outlet of the main tank into a bucket and a new green coarse scourer :pinch:

Be careful :woohoo: but certain chemicals work but can lead to future problems :evil: :pinch:

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Matt replied the topic: Re: Cleaning a used tank???

Yea, vinegar is the way to go. I used it on my tank and it cleaned everything like a champ. You have an advantage over me though, you can use scrubbers and razors and all that helpful stuff, acrylic scratches way to easy so I was going at it with towels soaked in vinegar and hot water and that's it lol. On the outside I did find that headlight restoration products took out the small to medium scratches without any sanding necessary, just lots of buffing. I'm sure if my neighbors had seen me taking a car buffer to a fish tank they might have been concerned about my mental state.

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Big-Ken replied the topic: Re: Cleaning a used tank???

got it all cleaned up and didn't use much vinegar at all thanks to nicki's suggestion to use a razor blade it cut right through everything, filled it up last night for an overnight leak test and everything looks good.

updated pic filled for the leak test after cleaning
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Hexclover replied the topic: Re: Cleaning a used tank???

very cool ken, i cant wait to see your oscar swimming around in his new home.
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jsvalenti replied the topic: Re: Cleaning a used tank???

Yay for vinegar and razorblades! Where would we be without them? :woohoo:

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Miss Nicki replied the topic: Re: Cleaning a used tank???

Looks good Ken! :)
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