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    Hello! I am a new member so please tell me if I did anything wrong. Anyway, my current crestie is living in a 12 by 12 by 18 Exo Terra cage. I wanted to expand him, and I happen to have a spare 20 gallon tank. It was used by a bearded dragon that passed away very young, at the age of 3. I'm not really sure of anything else that was in the tank, but I don't want to risk putting Echo in it unless it is completely cleaned. Any recommendations on how to clean it and what to use? I was hoping I could clean it out this weekend, but if there is anything I need to order I will do so. I was going to use bleach, but then I read that if some is left behind it can harm your gecko. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!

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    You can use a mild vinegar/water mixture, just clean thoroughly, and make sure the vinegar smell is gone before you put your crestie in. For future cleanings, get some F10 veterinary disinfectant. A small size bottle last a loooong time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TAD View Post
    You can use a mild vinegar/water mixture, just clean thoroughly, and make sure the vinegar smell is gone before you put your crestie in. For future cleanings, get some F10 veterinary disinfectant. A small size bottle last a loooong time.
    Think Iím just going to order the F10 today. It will arrive tomorrow so it works fine. Anyway, what is it specifically? I found it on amazon but the bottle is covered in danger warnings so Iím not sure if I found the right thing...

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    Bleach water. scrub and then rinse well. Any remaining bleach residue will dry up and not be harmful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColleenTroi View Post
    Bleach water. scrub and then rinse well. Any remaining bleach residue will dry up and not be harmful.
    Okay, thank you!

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