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Cleaning empty acrylic tank...

Hey everybody, I'm in the process of completely cleaning out a 12 gallon eclipse tank, which is made out of acrylic. Only problem is that there's a green algae encrusted onto the tank walls, so thick and stuck on that only a razor blade safe for acrylic is removing it safe to fill the tank with water and maybe some odd parts bleach or vinegar and let it soak for a while so that I can just wipe the algae away instead of tirelessly scraping at it for hours on end? Is that safe for acrylic, and will it even work? I also plan to keep fish in it again, but of course I'll soak it in 3x the recommended dechlorinator as well as rinsing it tirelessly and letting it dry and then repeat that about 50 times haha...

Keep in mind the tank is completely empty, not even gravel....
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