I'm thinking of using an old aquarium I have to actually hold fish! It was previously used for housing rats, and I was wondering what the best way to sanitize this tank is. Thanks
Some people use bleach, but you have to be very sure you get all of it out of the tank. If you are only looking to clean the glass then vinegar tends to do a good job of removing hard water stains.
Then rinse very well because mixing bleach and vinegar makes a gas just like mixing bleach and ammonia. Very unpleasant and dangerous.
No vinegar and bleach have the same reaction as bleach and ammonia.I didn't know vinegar and ammonia had the same reaction to each other as ammonia and bleach. Thanks Carol.
No vinegar and bleach have the same reaction as bleach and ammonia.
Thanks! I am planning to get a test kit very soon, so I should get a liquid one and not the strip things or are they the same??
Use white vinegar full stregnth.So there is calcium buildup on the edges, plus it looks like algae or some sort of grime on the inside glass and I've read every where saying don't use chemicals or cleaners to wash your tank. My question is, at this point in the process am I able to use cleaners?
I'd toss the gravel.Any suggestion on how to clean gravel?