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Cleaning tanks with muriatic acid

Postby ronzxcvb » Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:17 am

Could I let them sit on sawhorses over night with a cup or 2 of murtic acid & water in them ?
Would it eat the PVC standpipes ?
Or does it need to be used full strength to work good
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Re: Cleaning tanks with muriatic acid

Postby BaboonScience » Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:17 pm

I do this all of the time.
For Really clean, I soak in weak bleach overnight then muratic acid for an hour or so (1 cup per 5 gallons). Sterile is the word for the product.

But please do this OUTSIDE!!!!
For glassware I use 1 cup per gallon and soak overnight after washing and rinsing.
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Re: Cleaning tanks with muriatic acid

Postby ronzxcvb » Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:58 pm

Thanks I knew there had to be an easer way
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Re: Cleaning tanks with muriatic acid

Postby DanUnderwood » Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:40 am

Too much acid or left in too long can make the silicon separate from the glass.

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Re: Cleaning tanks with muriatic acid

Postby BaboonScience » Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:50 am

Yes, That is true.
I only use stronger acid on Glassware. Tanks use the "formula".
Thanks Dan!

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