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Old 04-10-2013, 10:06 PM   #1
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Question Are used tanks safe for hamsters?

So this Saturday i'm upgrading to a 20-40 gallon tank, for my chinese hammies Yuj and Snow. I go to this petstore, and they sell used tanks for a reasonable price But...i do know that they are used, and i'm not entirley sure what kind of animal lived in it, or what that animal might have had. But, if it's clean and looks almost new do you think it's safe to bring it home and clean it up? Or will there still be hidden bacteria, which could harm my hamsters? Lol, i know i must sound like a germaphobe but...i'm just curious :/ so if anyone's ever bought a used tank/cage what did you clean it out with? Bleach? Vineger and water solution? Please reply
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:40 AM   #2
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Default Re: Are used tanks safe for hamsters?

I have used tanks that fish had been in. I used pet disinfectant to clean them
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:45 AM   #3
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Default Re: Are used tanks safe for hamsters?

You can disinfect with a pet safe cleaner (as pointed out above), a vinegar-water mixture, or even a bleach-water mixture. ^^
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gallon, tank, used.

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