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Old 08-02-2009, 08:23 AM   #1 
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Talking Wife comes home with a flea market gift!

Mkay... my wifey love me a lot! She came home yesterday with a used 20g tank with all the fixings and a bunch of nice rocks and artificial plants that she found at a flea market. :) There's no obvious odors, rings on the tank or any other alarming signs of neglect. My question is that since the seller didn't know about the original owners and I have no idea of what the conditions were in the tank before I got it how should I treat the tank before I set it up? I'm thinking about soaking the rocks and plants in an overdose of meds for about a week and doing a good scrubbing on the tank. Any other suggestions? Oh yeah, soon I'll be showing y'all the aquarium stand I'm making out of an old dresser for my 20g and 10g.
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Old 08-02-2009, 08:41 AM   #2 
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i would bleach it and let it klay in the sun for a few days
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Old 08-02-2009, 08:46 AM   #3 
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Yeah, bleach would be good. Just make SURE you rinse rinse rinse after you use bleach. What a great gift!!
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:27 AM   #4 
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Bleach it and rinse TONS then sit it out in the sun. You should be good after that. I would go buy a testing kit too to make sure everything is okay once the water is in the tank.
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Old 08-02-2009, 10:57 AM   #5 
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If you bleach it... RINSE RINSE RINSE. Lay in the sun for a few days and RINSE RINSE RINSE again. And did I say rinse? lol.
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Old 08-02-2009, 11:09 AM   #6 
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yeah lots of rinsing. lol
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Old 08-02-2009, 11:16 AM   #7 
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Just keep rinsing just keep rinsing just keep rinsing rinsing rinsing LOL
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Old 08-02-2009, 11:19 AM   #8 
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LOL!!!!!!! Oh man, no I got that song in my head. Just keep swimming just keep swimming what do we do? We swim swim swim!! AH!
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Old 08-02-2009, 12:24 PM   #9 
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LOL! Thats funny, doggyhog!! Vinegar can also be used instead of bleach. Like bleach, rinse, rinse, rinse!!
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Old 08-02-2009, 12:34 PM   #10 
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Like everyone said, if you use bleach RINSE!
I did like the idea of getting the water tested after it's all clean and set up.
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