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I bought a tank from craigslist

PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:51 pm
by Bmjo
I found a 4x2x2 tank with sliding glass doors on craigslist for $50 and it was probably the dirtiest tank I've ever seen but I bought it anyway and I cleaned it out with water and then bleached it and I was wondering should I go the extra step to get the veterinary reptile cleaner?

Re: I bought a tank from craigslist

PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:02 pm
by KarrieRee
It probably wouldnt hurt to get some F 10 which is a veterinary cleaner / disinfectant --- it last a long time and I have some mixed up in a spray bottle for disinfecting when I need it - I have not had to use it very often but when you arent sure of whats been in there I would recommend it - not sure about the stuff your talking about but others on here might -- the F 10 I ordered on line
Karrie

Re: I bought a tank from craigslist

PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:28 pm
by Claudiusx
If you bleached it it would have killed anything that would have been there depending on the concentration of bleach you used.

I like using steam but if you want extra peace of mind you could use the vet disinfectant.

-Brandon

Re: I bought a tank from craigslist

PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:57 pm
by Bmjo
claudiusx wrote:If you bleached it it would have killed anything that would have been there depending on the concentration of bleach you used.

I like using steam but if you want extra peace of mind you could use the vet disinfectant.

-Brandon

I use 1/4 cup of bleach for 8 cups of water. And I also have a steamer too that's how i used to clean my chameleons cage

Re: I bought a tank from craigslist

PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:11 pm
by Claudiusx
That was definitely a strong enough concentration to kill anything that would have been present :mrgreen:

-Brandon

Re: I bought a tank from craigslist

PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:25 am
by Drache613
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Re: I bought a tank from craigslist

PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:13 am
by MrSpectrum
After disinfecting, a coupla coats of non-toxic paint might go a long way toward sealing & improving appearance. :dontknow: