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Old 11-26-2015, 08:33 PM   #1
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Question How to properly clean previous turtle tank?

Alright so I had this turtle for awhile you see, she was kept in water in this really big tank. Recently we had to get rid of her so we kept the tank and now I want to use the tank for my hamster because it's very large. We've cleaned out the gross water and food bits that were in there so that it's empty, but what precautions should I take to actually disinfect it and ready it for my hamster?
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Old 11-27-2015, 04:14 AM   #2
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Default Re: How to properly clean previous turtle tank?

As far as I`m aware, the best bacterial killer is plain bleach. Read the instructions on the bottle for best advice, but you do need to make sure the tank is thoroughly rinsed with hot water and then dried and left to air for a bit to make sure no smells remain. Ideally you could get the tank outside and power wash it as well as bleaching. That should do the trick. No need to use anything else. x
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Old 11-27-2015, 07:10 AM   #3
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Default Re: How to properly clean previous turtle tank?

I'm not a big fan of bleach tbh, it would probably do the job ok but you have to be careful with it & even after rinsing tends leave a smell that takes a while to clear, for something like this I'd use a really good pet safe disinfectant like F10 which I think you can get in the US.
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