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Old 10-13-2011, 01:23 PM   #1 
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Dropsy...tank cleaning

I had to euthanize my old guy Cleo this morning...He was about 3 years old...He had a tumor on his back side the last couple of months and it started to look bigger a week or so ago and he wouldnt swim or eat..so I started him up on some epsom salt.. ... this morning I noticed he was pineconing..so I helped him pass this afternoon...I am very sad..
What is the best way to clean out his acrylic tank? Eventually I will be putting my blind betta into this tank...I will be getting rid of the decor and gravel and switching to sand...But what is the best way to clean the live plants/filter/tank?
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Old 10-13-2011, 01:53 PM   #2 
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Not sure about the live plants... perhaps just quarantined in clean dechlorinated water?

The filter however, you can use vinegar and hot water, rinsed out super well. Same with the tank. You can tank an aquarium scrubby, vinegar and hot water (some people use bleach, but vinegar does well), and rinsed out very very well. The filter part, just hot water, and I think they have a tool to clean inside there anyways once it is dismantled - unless yours doesn't dismantle :)
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Thankyou. I will make sure to pick up some vinegar the next time I go to the store.
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Okay :) good luck!!
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