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Old 09-08-2011, 07:14 PM   #1 
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quick question on tank cleaning

i clean my tank but just filling it with hot water and letting it sit for a few mins. if i used a cloth and just did the same thing with the outside of the tank, hot water, and wiped it down do you think that's okay? im cautious about using soap to clean it the outside of the tank.
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:55 PM   #2 
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I wouldnt use soap, even on the outside of the tank.

I fill the tank with hot water and scrub the walls of the tank. I ake a damp cloth and wipe the outsides.
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:48 AM   #3 
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vinegar for mineral deposits, high salt to sterilize (like tablespoon to 3 cups warm water). You can use chlorine to go at really mean algae spots as long as you use some prime on a wet sponge to clean it off.

Be careful of the edges of the sealant when using vinegar or chlorine.

I actually use a Stanley plastic bristle paint removing brush to break up the nasty hard water deposits by scrubbing the vinegar into them. Have them all the time on my two glass lids, bubbles and splashes.
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Old 09-09-2011, 02:46 AM   #4 
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Ya know, I was wondering about some good methods of cleaning my tanks, especially my older one (hot water aside, I have trouble getting those tough stains out), but now I know some more stuff to add on to my army of knowledge! ^.^ I'm glad I came across this
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