Help with changing from brackish to freshwater
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Beginner Freshwater Aquarium » Help with changing from brackish to freshwater

Help with changing from brackish to freshwater

This is a discussion on Help with changing from brackish to freshwater within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> So i'm cleaning out an uninhabited brackish tank with the intention of putting a frontosa cichlid in it. I have taken out as much ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Angelicus Loach
Angelicus Loach
Banded Leporinus
Banded Leporinus
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Help with changing from brackish to freshwater
Old 12-23-2010, 06:35 PM   #1
 
victoria8674's Avatar
 
Help with changing from brackish to freshwater

So i'm cleaning out an uninhabited brackish tank with the intention of putting a frontosa cichlid in it. I have taken out as much water as i can but there's still about 1/2 an inch in there and i really don't want to remove and rinse the gravel, plants, tank, etc.

Is it absolutely necessary for me to do that, and will the salt be harmful to the new fish if i don't?

Thanks!
victoria8674 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2010, 09:14 AM   #2
 
Pasfur's Avatar
 
It depends on what salinity you were running the brackish tank at. If you were just using, say, 1 tablespoon per gallon of salt, then you will be fine just filling the tank from here. But if you were running at an actual brackish salinity, say specific gravity of 1.008 or higher, then I'd suggest reestablishing the biofilter with a complete cleaning.
Pasfur is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
api freshwater kit and brackish water Aquarius Keeper Brackish Water 1 10-10-2008 12:11 AM
Rock from freshwater or brackish aquarium karaim Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 4 08-30-2008 04:48 PM
MTS in brackish okiemavis Invertebrates 4 08-05-2008 09:50 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:41 AM.