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  1. Default New 55G Tank - switching from salt to fresh water


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    Hey... so i just got a 55G tank from a guy i work with. He had been using the tank as a salt water tank and I want to use it for freshwater. I have cleaned the tank out, so it looks ok... but what else do i need to do to clean out any residual salt water contaminants from causing issues in my new freshwater environment? I'm new to this, so any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks in advance!

    Pat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat2014HI View Post
    Hey... so i just got a 55G tank from a guy i work with. He had been using the tank as a salt water tank and I want to use it for freshwater. I have cleaned the tank out, so it looks ok... but what else do i need to do to clean out any residual salt water contaminants from causing issues in my new freshwater environment? I'm new to this, so any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks in advance!

    Pat
    Just give it a good soak with some vinegar and water, then scrub scrub scrub with vinegar. Should be a-ok.
    20g Community tank.

    Fish in the 20g:
    - 10 neon and 4 flame tetras (they shoal together! lol)
    - 1 Mystery snail
    - 2 cory cats
    - 11 ghost shrimp

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    +1 thattexanguy. Water vinegar, and elbow greese.
    Fishes go "pook pook"
    my spell check went on vaction.
    my Mts storie:http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=117355

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    Cool! Thanks a lot guys! I appreciate the advice! I'll have to get some pics up on here once I get it up and running!

    Thanks again!

    Pat

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    We just love pics. We are bad that way. One preson here said if no pics the it didnt happen. So it will be neat to see a new 55 tank set up.
    Oh and i saw you are new here. Welcome to AC!
    Fishes go "pook pook"
    my spell check went on vaction.
    my Mts storie:http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=117355

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    No problemo. Since your gunna be posting pics, may as well go ahead and set up a journal we can read ;D. And as Cm said, welcome!
    20g Community tank.

    Fish in the 20g:
    - 10 neon and 4 flame tetras (they shoal together! lol)
    - 1 Mystery snail
    - 2 cory cats
    - 11 ghost shrimp

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