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Old 02-06-2013, 08:14 PM   #11 
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Oh my gosh...
It really can spread?
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:44 PM   #13 
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Water as hot as you can stand and dawn dish washing detergent. Also a soft cloth so not the scratch the acrylic tank. I am assuming that is acrylic. I would avoid using acetone on your tank as it will eat away the acrylic.

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You could try shampoo - it's typically pretty good at removing oily/greasy stuff.
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That was a good caution by bethyMT. Depending on the oil and the plastic, oil can be absorbed and spread. Acrylic is mostly stable this way (it's a food-grade polymer, after all), but I don't know what mint oil is or does.

If detergent and hot water won't clean it, go for a new tank (glass, maybe?). Don't try to clean it with chemicals. That's just dangerous.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:57 AM   #16 
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Soak a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol (70% isopropyl alcohol). The alcohol will dissolve the oil, and the cotton will absorb it.

The 70% concentration should work. If it doesn't, try 90% isopropyl alcohol. You can buy both concentrations at a drug store like Walmart, CVS, etc.
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Maybe put powder like baby powder to absorb the oil and then use a wet paper towel to wipe the powder off.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:39 PM   #18 
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