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Joined: 21 Nov 2006
Location: bedford, virginia

PostPosted: 2007.01.12(Fri)15:24    Post subject: cheap tanks! -cleaning tanks Reply with quote

FYI if u live near the Lynchburg Va area: JJ's Pets is selling 15 gallon tank steups (tank, hood, heater, cheap filter) for $20 they've got about 20 left.

...I just picked up 2 of these tanks and man... are they a mess. the sides are painted and there is a white film covering the inside.

I guess I should use a razor to get the paint off and vinegar for the inside -right?

if anyone has any input I'd like to hear it as I plan to clean them tomorrow (sat)

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Joined: 04 Dec 2005
Location: Altoona PA

PostPosted: 2007.01.31(Wed)20:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

The white is a deposit and will come off with a scotch bright pad if its glass. Don't worry it won't scratch. The paint may be tuff though. I would just repaint over it the same color and use it as is instead of putting so much work into such a small tank.

Razor blades will help remove the white film but not all of it which is why I recommend the scotchbrite pad.


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