How to clean second hand acrylic tank?

Discussion in 'Saltwater Aquarium Setup' started by TheOdinOne, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. TheOdinOneNew MemberMember

    I bought this 90 gallon corner acrylic tank and wanted to know any tips to clean it. Thinking of using water vinegar solution with a scratch free sponge but was wondering if theres any other better solutions. I took out the sand and it is now empty. Thanks for any help.image
     
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  2. Mwh7

    Mwh7Valued MemberMember

    I would just use water and a sponge. You can use dawn dish soap if you wash it out REALLY GOOD after, I did that with my 25 Gallon.
     
  3. sunshine2012

    sunshine2012Valued MemberMember

    I have a friend that used mr. Clean magic eraser and rinsed well and it worked very well.
     




  4. Platylover

    PlatyloverFishlore VIPMember

    Doesn't it have chemicals in it?
     
  5. clk89

    clk89Fishlore VIPMember

    I personally would use a never washed, never used cheap washcloth and distilled white vinager water solution combined with a little elbow grease (aka work) should be able to clean it well.

    I stay away from sponges because it's difficult to find one that doesn't have soap in it already.
     
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    TheOdinOneNew MemberMember

    After image
     
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  7. Fgrefee

    FgrefeeValued MemberMember

    What did you end up using to clean it so well?
     
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    TheOdinOneNew MemberMember

    I used a razor blade to scrape off the build up that was attached to the acrylic. I then sanded the tank with wet dry sand paper. I then polished the tank. I completed washed the tank after with water. And the results were amazing!
     
  9. Fgrefee

    FgrefeeValued MemberMember

    Definitely amazing! I'll have to remember this
     
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    TheOdinOneNew MemberMember

    Thank you! It took me 2 days to do it. Couldve tooken me less but i work graveyard so i sleep during the day and i also live in a apartment so couldnt do much at night. Didnt want to wake up the neighbors.
     
  11. fishlee01Valued MemberMember

    Good job, wet dry paper on acrylic, check
     




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