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Dirty Tank Smells

I forgot to empty the dirty tank which of course has caused a ferocious smell. The tank is also full of cat hair and grime despite being rinsed repeatedly. Is there something I can put in the tank to soak and eat through the muck? and then just rinse out? Or is there a way to open the tank so I can get in there with a bottle brush at least? I'd prefer to use something non toxic, vinegar or something. Any suggestions?
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You might try vineagar, if that doesn't work, put in some comet or some other scouring power, then fill w/hot water and let soak for awhile.

Posted on Feb 12, 2008

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