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need help cleaning used tanks

I picked up a number of used tanks this summer and I am finally getting around to cleaning them. I tried CLR and it got a lot of the stains off but they are still pretty bad. Any other suggestions?
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Razorblades and some elbow grease. I would assume CLR may harm the silicone, no?. I've used vinegar quite successfully in the past cleaning calcium deposits from old reef setups.


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Bleach may work depending on what stains they are.
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I only ever use bleach diluted in water, which is a pain because you have to rinse it super well, and vinegar. Vinegar removes all the water stains, etc. Bleach kills everything.

CLR is a baaaad idea. That stuff eats through everything.


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i use vinegar in water and a scraper (idk the exact name) to get the spots off.

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Most people will shoot me once they read this, but i've used dish soap for cleaning tanks before also.

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Lots of rinsing required.


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