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http://www.petforumz.com/Cleaning-Aquarium-ftopict47858.html (Cleaning Old Aquarium)
Hello everyone, I wanted to know what's the best way to clean Old used aquarum. It has some white marks, i don't know of what. looks like salt. thanks
« D P: Hard water deposits, probably calcium salts. :) Use a vinegar solution and wash throughly. -- Victor M. Martinez Owned and operated .. »
« there are a bunch of products designed to remove mineral scale 0 lime-away is the one I usually use. Use it, follow the directiono nthe c.. »
« So is it plain vinagar or you have to mix it with water ot somethng else? thanks for all the suggestions. "Victor Martinez": »
http://www.petforumz.com/Cleaning-Infected-Aquarium-ftopict47516.html (Cleaning Infected Aquarium)
I have an aquarium that had recently suffered some sort of horrible bacterial infection (everything I put in there died wihtin a week with the same symptoms). At any rate, I am planning to break th..
« Dave W.: I've always bleached aquariums under similar circumstances or if I am setting up one of my old ones from scratch again. I then r.. »
« Tell your LFS folks to get a clue........as they are wrong. Bleach will gas out within 24 to 48 hours and its certainly not gonna do as t.. »
« "Dave W.": I just announced this is Be Kind To Pet Shop Guys Week, so I will refrain from commenting on this particular misguided purveyor.. »
http://www.petforumz.com/cleaning-aquarium-shells-ftopict41748.html (cleaning aquarium shells)
Hi, I have a question for all you knowledged. While out walking one day I found 2 large shells (one conch and half of one large clam) that someone had decided to get rid of. They look like they wer..
« "Cp": one they it. housed by won't in a Usual method is to boil them. That sterilizes them and hopefully there isn't anything deep inside.. »
« "NetMax": Thanks guys!!! I didn't even think about the change in water level. I'll have to check to see what I have. I'm now leaning hea.. »
« "Cp": of kH th If they were used in a garden there's always some risk they might have pesticide or herbicide residues in them as well. »
http://www.petforumz.com/Gravel-Cleaning-ftopict47813.html (Gravel Cleaning)
I have a 5 gallon aquarium with about 1 inch of gravel and 6 tropical fishes (1Guppy, 1platy and 4 small neon), and only have plastic plants. I have a filter that hangs ou side the aquarium, with ..
« "D P": When you feed, does any food make it to the substrate, and/or go uneaten? If you agitate the gravel, does detritus get stirred .. »
« Köi-Lö: Koi-Lo..you are mixing things up. The toxic gasses build up when an under gravel filter plate is used and not properly serviced. A.. »
« Thank you for all your replies. I guess vacuming the gravel once a month will do it. "atomweaver": NO YES You don't have any bottom fee.. »
http://www.petforumz.com/Glass-cleaning-ftopict42254.html (Glass cleaning)
I have an old aquarium that's been sitting empty for years. It has scale on the glass from years of use, then years of simply sitting after being emptied. I don't intend to use it to hold water, but..
« Try vinegar. "bizbee": »
« Hydrochloric (muriatic) acid - will not harm the glass or silicone. Do it outside as you don't want to breath the stuff, and keep from get.. »
« Be very careful with this stuff because it can kill. It displaces oxygen very fast and makes breathing impossible. I would dilute it with .. »
http://www.petforumz.com/Cleaning-algue-plastic-plants-ftopict45299.html (Cleaning algue from plastic plants)
Hi, Whats the best way (with minimal scrubing) to clean algue from plastic plants / rocks / aquarium ornaments ? thanks LT
« sorry for my poor english, i need a few clarifications - bleaching means - leaving in water with chlorine for a while ? if so - how much c.. »
« Get some algae eaters. If they are broad leaf plants the fish will eat the algae. -- Craig Williams _________________________________ http://www.. »
« Depending on the strength of the bleach and how much algae you have, the amount of time may vary. 1/2 cup of bleach to 4-5 gal of water i.. »