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Old 04-17-2012, 11:45 PM   #1 
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Question Cleaning very old tank. Need help

So i am cleaning my dads old 14gallon tank. As i said it is very old (around 20years) and is very dirty becaise its been sitting in a shed for a long time amd is stockpiled with dirt.
Can i use bleach to clean it though i know your not meant to but i dont think i can get it properly cleaned without it.
All help is appreciated, thanks :)
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:50 PM   #2 
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Just dilute the bleach with tap water, clean it, and rinse it REALLY good. After you use bleach you will want to use a double dose of water treatment when adding your water for the first time to the tank. Another alternative to bleach that is safer is vinegar. I personally would try the vinegar before using bleach.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:53 PM   #3 
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Ok thanks :D i have tonns of vinegar at home. Does brown vinegar or white Vinegar work better?
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:55 PM   #4 
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I would go with the white vinegar.
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:38 AM   #5 
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Thanks mate :) i didnt have any white vinegar but brown worked fine, now i just have to decide what to do with it. Hopefully breeding :) thanks again.
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:39 AM   #6 
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Awesome glad it helped you out.
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:01 PM   #7 
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In the future, it might help to stock some white vinegar. Its cheap and cleans really well if used properly. Also, in case you ever get a sick fish and need to quarantine, its a good idea to thoroughly clean the medical tank with hot water and vinegar too.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:24 PM   #8 
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Thanks ill get my parents to buy some :)
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:26 PM   #9 
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Don't forget to rinse out your tank!

Good luck!

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Old 04-19-2012, 07:19 AM   #10 
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