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Old 09-04-2012, 12:26 AM   #1 
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New Tank Help Safety Concerns

So I got a 10 gallon off of craigslist I refuse to use bleach because I'm afraid I'll mess it up and besides a scalding water bath I didn't do much else is there anyway I can make sure its clean and safe? Also it used to be a saltwater tank. Any clues advice etc...? I want to be sure he will be safe when I transfer him.
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:35 AM   #2 
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If it's mineral deposits you are trying to clean, you can use vinegar.

I did find this about using bleach to clean aquariums: http://freshaquarium.about.com/od/ma...e/a/bleach.htm
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:48 AM   #3 
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I'm more worried about bacteria everything that was on the tank came off super easy.
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:34 AM   #4 
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If you already cleaned out the tank, & worried about bacteria just spray the inside down with a 5% bleach/95% water solution, every 2-3 minutes. After 10 minutes, tip the tank and spray the inside down and flip it upside down or leave it outside in the sun if possible for 1-2 days.

When you bring it back inside, check for the chlorine pool smell and rinse again and you should be okay to set up the tank.

Note: The bleach will kill anything organic aka bacteria.
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Ok thanks I'll do that I already washed all of the salt out took forever but I got it all.
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:09 AM   #6 
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Bleach turns gaseous after a while so leaving it outside for a few days as MSG said, so as long as you wash it out with clean water, you should be fine. If you're really adversed to it, you can use vinegar or API sells a tank cleaner.
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:39 AM   #7 
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I cleaned it with vinegar because bleach just scares me and I'm OCD i practically boiled the tank and everything in it rinsing off every grain of salt and sifting each layer of gravel individually. I'm cycling with him in it and he seems to be doing alright we have very clean water here so I just mixed in some de chlorinator. Hes very happy although that tank is very very sparse I am getting plants soon.
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