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Old 08-12-2009, 02:57 PM   #1 
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Sanitizing a used tank

Hey all,

You may have heard from me before. I'm the whacko who's taking her betta to college. I decided that it would be much easier for me to have a tank at college and a tank at home rather than to be lugging one back and forth during breaks and extended weekends and such. So I found a used 10 gal with most of the accessories and equipment for $40.

It's been very lightly used, and everything appears to be in good condition. I just need to get a heater and a few plants/hide outs to add and I should be set. I wanted to know what the best method of cleaning and sanitizing this tank would be, though.

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Old 08-12-2009, 03:02 PM   #2 
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You can use bleach or vinegar. But you got to make sure you RINSE RINSE RINSE RINSE RINSE and then rinse some more lol.
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Old 08-12-2009, 04:15 PM   #3 
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I agree with the above. Also though, if you use bleach make sure you rinse really well, let it set in the sun for 2 days and rinse REALLY well again. You can never rinse too much.
It might also be a good idea after the cleaning to test your water and see where the levels are at. Just to be sure you rinsed enough. :)
Good luck!
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Old 08-12-2009, 05:07 PM   #4 
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I always use bleach and water and rinse thoroughly. I've never had a problem with the bleach.
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Old 08-12-2009, 05:26 PM   #5 
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Rinse rinse rinse rinse rinse!
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:17 PM   #6 
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Yep. Bleach then rinse, sun then rinse. Lots of rinsing.

What do we do when we need to sanitize tanks?
Just keep rinsing, just keep rinsing, just keep rinsing rinsing rinsing

Rinsy rinsy rinse rinse riiinnnssseee.
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:30 PM   #7 
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LoL! Someone always gets us started once a week :)
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:14 PM   #8 
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Rinse, rinse, rinse, rinse.....lol
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:24 PM   #9 
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Just keep rinsing just keep rinsing just keep rinsing rinsing rinsing, lol
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lol!!
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