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Old 02-03-2010, 03:28 PM   #1 
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10 gallon found in the attic!

its amazing what you forget you have! i found a ten gallon tank from over 8 years ago LOL...

also what i believe may be a 1 gallon hexagon...

sooooooooo anyone have recommendations on best way to clean them?
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Old 02-03-2010, 03:49 PM   #2 
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A little water and vinegar ... good for you on the freebies!
I found a 10 gallon at Goodwill, they let me take it out back and fill it with water, it is fine!

$4.00!!!

Not as good as yours, but close ... lol!
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Old 02-03-2010, 03:50 PM   #3 
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Rinse rinse rinse... also add some bleach or vinegar, then rinse rinse rinse some more. :) I JUST did that yesterday!! Got two free tanks! I think I know why they were getting rid of them.... lets just say, I almost gagged a few times.



Good luck!! I LOVE finding things in attics and basements, I found an old aquarium hood that I had forgotten about!
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:03 PM   #4 
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how much vinager should i use?
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:05 PM   #5 
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odd thing is i still have the gravel in the tank too, its ancient... no plans on using it though!! throwing it out and buying new gravel!!
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:10 PM   #6 
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I personally prefer not to use bleach, because it can get absorbed by the silicone, especially in older tanks where the integrity of the silicone is in question.

Just pour a half cup of vinegar into 3 or 4 cups of water and get to work.

If not getting the job done, amp it up.

And get in a well ventilated area.
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:49 PM   #7 
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great i got my 10 gal out of my familys old store looks like it happens a lot
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:15 PM   #8 
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I used vinegar and hot water to clean one someone gave to me. It worked fine. Just rinse, rinse, rinse.
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:28 PM   #9 
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If it's a glass tank, Magic Erasers can be your best friend! But they scratch plastic really bad :( Saved a TON of time on a 3 gallon bowl I had kept plants in for the last few years.

Bob 4 bucks for a 10 gallon is awesome! Our local Good Will won't even let you plug things in to test them, they're real stuck up about it.
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