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Old 04-11-2012, 09:16 PM   #1 
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Smile New 10 gallon tank! How to start?

I posted a few months ago asking about a affordable bigger tank for my betta. For a while I had no luck, until a few days ago where a found a used 10 gallon glass aquarium for just a few dollars. I was so excited to bring it home and would like to make it into the perfect home for my betta. I brought it home and cleaned it with baking soda and a bit of vinegar (this was recommended on another forum) but it still looks fairly dingy. I bought a glass aquarium sponge to clean it as well, but I haven't done this yet. Any other recommendations on how to get this clean and safe to start preparing? This is my first tank thats larger than 3 gallons and I really have no idea where to start. I am really interested in doing a planted tank and any plant recommendations would be lovely. I am just a beginner on building a tank, but I don't really know what I'm doing so I expect I will be posting quite often in upcoming weeks as I collect accessories and do more research.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:55 PM   #2 
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One thing you can try is a little bit of bleach. Just make sure you rinse really well.
I am in the process of planning a NPT natural planted tank, and it seems like a good option. This is the forum I created, and their is one by Old Fish Lady as well.
She knows alot about these type tanks if it is something you are interested in. If not you will need to cycle and I am not the person to ask about that as I am having difficulty with one of my 10 gallons.
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