Aquarium & Tropical Fish Site

This repository is for research only. New discussions take place in our current Tropical Fish Forum.

Archivarium 2004
Repository of our 2003/2004 Topics
 
  HelpHelp   Search BoardSearch Board   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups 
 ProfileProfile   Check your private messagesCheck your private messages   Log inLog in   RegisterRegister 
Preowned Tanks: Cleaning Properly
 Forum Index > Chemistry and Equipment  Search Board
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
joitoy
Members


Joined: 06 Mar 2005

PostPosted: 2005.05.10(Tue)17:01    Post subject: Preowned Tanks: Cleaning Properly Reply with quote

Today in the LFS I saw pre-used tanks for 8.99. 15 gallon ones at that. It looked like the store owner was selling his old ones because he had replaced them or something. I would like to get one, but the problem is, they were soooo dirty. Like they had never been washed before.

Is it possible for glass stains from aquarium usage to be permanent, and if not, what is the best solution to clean it with. I'd like to return to get one, and use it to house my bearded dragon, then use his former 10 gal tank to house my toad, which means it must be as clean as a tank intended for a fish for 3-4 inches of water.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
anonapersona
Advisors


Joined: 06 Feb 2003
Location: Houston, Texas

PostPosted: 2005.05.10(Tue)21:11    Post subject: hazing may be forever Reply with quote

You can clean the hard spots off with vinegar, salt, CLR, or a new razor. But, the haze that may be left may be permanent. I find that the haze is not really visible when th tank is full.... but you will certainly notice it with 3" of water in the tank.

New tanks are not that expensive in small sizes.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
 Forum Index > Chemistry and Equipment All times are GMT - 6 Hours Search Board
Jump to:  
  You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2008 phpBB Group

oF <=> oC in <=> cm G <=> L