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    I do not no much about salt water tanks and I am about to buy one but I dont know how to tell if its salt or fresh. Here is the add can some one help me out? Or let me know what to look for when I go pick the tank up to tell the difrence? Thank you Chris.

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    Huge Used Salt Water Fish Tank/Aquarium with several boxes of "stuff" including many, many pumps, coral, chemicals, salt, heaters, lamps, and tons of other stuff. Probably several thousand dollars worth of stuff. First $200 takes it.




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    Well, there will be chemicals included which will make it a saltwater tank.
    If you don't add those chemicals, then it won't be.

    Using the coral will heavily affect the chemistry of the water.
    Don't use the coral - water chemistry will be different.

    I'll let others take over now.
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    I guess what I am asking is how can I tell if this is a salt water tank?

    To me it looks like there are some fresh water supplies in those pictures. I just dont want to buy the tank, take it home and then few months from now come to find out that its a fresh water tank and the salt eats away at the tank.

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    I put your pictures in a row so as not to toss the margins off as it did lining the pictures up across the screen.

    About your tank, make sure there have been no holes drilled in the tank. If not, this is a very good deal. You can also sell the items you don't want on Ebay.

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    if its salt, the tank MAY be drilled, and the following are included for larger tanks-


    bag of sea salt
    hydrometer
    crushed coral, dolomite, crushed shell, or live sand substrate
    for most tanks, actinic and high power lighting
    for most tanks, a sump, about 20g


    and you said you dont want the salt to eat the tank. thats impossible. all tanks, plastic, acrylic, and glass can hold salt.

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    Thank you guys. I will have to post pictures when I get the tank set up.

    What size tank is does it look like? 55 75 gallon?

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    55 gallon is 48x12
    75 gallon is 48x18
    90 gallon is 48x18 but 3 inches taller

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    i guess 75g

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pats2006
    I guess what I am asking is how can I tell if this is a salt water tank?

    To me it looks like there are some fresh water supplies in those pictures. I just dont want to buy the tank, take it home and then few months from now come to find out that its a fresh water tank and the salt eats away at the tank.
    A tank is a tank. It can be used for SW or FW...

    SW tanks require more equipment...and larger SW tanks are often drilled to accomodate a sump. A sump is usually made from another tank and is housed below the display tank in the cabinet. It adds to the water volume of the system. It also houses the filtration for the tank...the heater...and may contain a refugium for macroalgae or frags. Sumps can also be custom made.

    A small SW tank can run without a sump...but then you have a lot more equipment cluttering up the tank. I think if you're going over 55g a sump is highly recommended.

    But a large FW tank can be run with a sump as well.

    So it doesn't matter too much whether the tank has been drilled or not...as long as you understand how it all works.
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    ...it doesn't look drilled in the picture. And it doesn't have the lights necessary for corals from the look of it either...so it might have been a fish-only SW tank...

    ...which is less demanding...
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