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Thread: New tank set-up

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    Hi Guys,

    Just finished setting up all the plumbing for the new tank, how or what do I use to clean the tank out? Vinegar? Hot water, de-chlorinated water?

    And should I mix the saltwater directly in the tank with the substrate in there or mix in in buckets?

    Need to know ASAP, probably call the fish store, but I would appreciate your input.

    Thank you

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    As for cleaning the tank hot water and or vinegar would be ok. If you use vinegar just rinse it well. Use vinegar for water stains or stuff that is really stuck

    I think you probably want to pre-mix the SW, but I'll let the SW guys chime in on that

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    I would think you would pre-mix any saltwater before adding it to the tank as well. So that you can verify the salinity as well. [disclaimer: I am not a sw guy]
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    thanks for your help

    The tank is brand new never been used, built just for us, looks really clean a is. Should i still use vinegar? with de-chlorinated water?

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    Just use a clean, well rinsed cloth rag to wipe it out. And yes pre-mix the salt in a bucket, per the post's above,
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    Ok, I have 135 galon tank with a sump, I will also be adding 150 lbs of live rock. How much should I make?? 3/4's?

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    I would recommend making it as you need it, batch by batch after you got it cleaned out, live rock added and organized, then substrate, then add water as you need - start off with say mixing 50 gallons and go from there that way you also got some leeway for doing some decor shifting and what not before topping it off.

    Also if you don't have it already with that much live rock, a lot of people add egg-crate to the bottom of the tank to help spread the weight of the rock over the entire base of the aquarium. Of course substrate goes in after the rock as you want the rock on top of the egg-crate / bottom not the substrate due to the possibility of shifting and causing rock to fall.
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    um......... think I need to make the full amount of water or else the water will not reach the over flow into the sump

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    you will get it there eventually, I suggested a lesser amount at first so you can see how the decor is with some water and how it settles, that way you can move stuff around as needed, once satisfied with it, then make enough to fill the rest of the way and the sump as well.
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