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How to clean a NEW tank ?

Happy new year everyone.

I have FINALLY started to unpack and set up my new 46G bow front.
But before I place my sub straight or pour in water I want to clean the glass.
What is the best/safest cleaner I should use ?

Cheers Rick
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White vinegar and water and a scrub pad. Just try the pad on the bottom glass first to make sure it's non-scratch.


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Thanks Nubster....that's what I thought I should use.
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If you don't have fish or plants in something, the go to cleaners are 50/50 bleach water, peroxide, or vinegar. If you use bleach, wipe clean with water and overdose prime. For vinegar, I wipe as much out as I can to not affect initial ph. This can also work for sterilizing nets, cleaning air stones, cleaning powerheads (personally don't use bleach on these), etc. Lastly, the downside to peroxide is once the bottle is open, you generally have to use it in 2 months or so or it goes flat.


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