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I was in the market for a 75 gal, and it was housing a reptile...The lady on the phone informed me reptiles produce large amounts of ammonia...and it be bad to put cichlids in it even after it has been cleaned...has any one heard of this? and is there a way to get this cleaned to the point to where it would be safe for fish.
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I have a plexi 120 that housed a monitor lizard for several years. I cleaned out the tank best I could with just water. No soap and No bleach, I then filled the tank and let it sit for a couple of days. I was also testing its ability to hold water I had made a repair on the tank, after a few days I moved it into the house. I wouldn't worry about a glass tank just rinse it out and use a test kit to test for ammonia. Its not like an old plexi tank that can absorb all kinds of toxic substances that are later released into the water.
 

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I agreee it should be fine. Even if you cant get all of the ammonia cleaned out (which I dont think will be an issue anyways) you will kill all the ammonia when you cycle the tank
 
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