General Care Discussion :: Clean tank

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:31 pm   Clean tank

Is there any easier way to clean a tank. My apt is upstairs and I can’t carry the tank as much as before . I also do not think throwing the water in my tub is sanitary.
Pablito
 
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Post Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:24 am   Re: Clean tank

How about throwing the water in the toilet?
DerrickM
 
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Post Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:52 am   Re: Clean tank

I'm in a similar position. You can always try to contain the dirty water to the drain end of the tub, then rinse it with clean water, followed by a spray of a bathroom cleaner. Whether you use bleach-based products or ammonia-based products is up to you, I think both work fine. (obligatory NEVER MIX AMMONIA AND BLEACH)
I dump the majority of the water (as much as I can without dumping any poop or other stuff that settles to the bottom) into my shower drain, and then flush the junky water at the bottom down the toilet. I rinse and disinfect afterward.
If you haven't bought one already, get an aquarium siphon. They're easy to use and perfect for spot cleaning. My vet advised me to change 25% of the water each week, and 100% once a month. The siphon helps break the water removal down into smaller batches.
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