HELP WITH CLEANING USED AQUARIUM STUFF/WITH PICS

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I bought all this for 65$ , was wondering how should i clean it to look more like new and what to use? also it was missing a light, and the left hood is broke ;\ can i buy the light and other side of hood separately? i heard vinegar and water , but want more opinons and step by step directions is more helpful for oscars
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Do a fill test and keep those filters running for a few days. Let the water break down all the gunk for you. You can add vinegar if you want while it is running. After 4-6 days, drain and the gunk should be easier to wipe off.

You can use any light above that area if you want.
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the filter doesnt have pads with it tho ;s should i still use it ?? oor? get pads first, and how much vigenagar?
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Don't worry about buying the pads until the filter is clean. Letting the filter run will loosen the gunk.

1 cup of vinegar per 5 gallons of water.
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and to let it cycle i need pads first right? or if the filters used it should be already ready? or what
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You need bio media. The bacteria is already dead on that filter.

What type filter is it?
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whats bio media ? oh okay and not sure yet, it doesnt have a top to it .. but has 2 spots for filter pads
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also have that filter without top and pads run with that heater it came with too same crusty stuff on it? also on top of hoods too just run them all with water and vingar and it all should loosen up n bea easier to clean with what papertowels?
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also i need a stand and the dimension of my tank are 48L , W 13 , 20H, what do u guys recomend my stand dimensions i should buy to be? im kinda newbie :S i have a oscar in a 20g its a baby but has other 2 fish in it and need to figure something out quick ;c even though i still have alot of cleaning n stuff to do n cycle
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Your tank is roughly a 55g tank.

The water and vinegar will loosen the calcium deposits on the glass.

Where is the tank going? This will determine what the stand will be made of. I would make a stand that is 50"x15" with a height of 30".

Get the filter running first and make everything works. You don't need a stand while testing out the aquarium. Make sure that the ground is level where it is sitting on when you fill it up.
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