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Re: [APD] Re: How to disinfect an acrylic aqauarium
When cleaning off any mineral deposits, be carfeful to not
be rubbing any grit around, including any loosened
deposits. It will scratch the acrylic.
--- Bill Wichers <billw at waveform_net> wrote:
> > My daughter was given a slightly used acrylic
> aquarium.. What is the
> >best way to disinfect it. Is bleach ok to use?? Also
> on the outside
> >there is some left over paper and glue from a sticker.
> I usually use
> >nail polish remover for this, but I don't think it
> should be used on
> >acrylic. Any ideas?
> First thing is DO NOT use any AMMONIA BASED cleaner --
> they will make the
> acrylic haze.
> To clean the sides, if you have the usual mineral
> deposits, a soak in
> vinegar will usually loosen the stuff enough to clean it
> off easily. You
> probably don't need to chemically disinfect the tank,
> especially if it's
> been dry for a while. Once you have it cleaned and clear,
> just wash it out
> a few times with water. If you really want to be sure
> you've killed any
> microorganisms that may be left in the tank, you can
> clean it with
> isopropyl alcohol which won't damage the acrylic but will
> kill pretty much
> anything that may be living in/on it.
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