Used Saltwater Tank and stand
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Beginner Freshwater Aquarium » Used Saltwater Tank and stand

Used Saltwater Tank and stand

This is a discussion on Used Saltwater Tank and stand within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> I've been reading this forum for a couple weeks now. Great info here!!! I just purchased a used 80 gallon tank with a stand. ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Emerald Catfish
Emerald Catfish
Filament Barb
Filament Barb
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Used Saltwater Tank and stand
Old 03-18-2008, 03:37 PM   #1
 
Used Saltwater Tank and stand

I've been reading this forum for a couple weeks now. Great info here!!! I just purchased a used 80 gallon tank with a stand. It was used for a saltwater setup, and I am going to be converting it to a freshwater setup. From what I've read, to clean out the tank, use either bleach or vinegar diluted with water to clean the inside of the tank. Is this correct?
Also, there is a lot of salt on the wood of the stand. It's pine wood with a light stain. I want to get rid of the salt and stain the stand again. Does anyone have any suggestions other than just soap and water to clean the wood properly before I let it dry, then stain it?
bluesteel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2008, 04:05 PM   #2
 
Vinegar or bleach will not remove salt marks. The best thing for that is clean water and an algae pad. Vinegar can be used full strength to remove any hard water stains. Bleach solution will disinfect the tank. I have even used hydrogen peroxide to disinfect the tank, back in the day.
herefishy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2008, 08:12 PM   #3
 
Since herefishy seems to be a Clean King of tanks, lol- I bought a used 30 gallon now cycling but it has like a beige grime on the lid that annoys the hell out of me.
Any idea how to get rid of that?
marinebiologist21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2008, 08:26 PM   #4
 
I would imagine that that beige build up is lime and iron deposits from hard water. Try using straight vinegar as a start. I bought a bunch of tank from an lfs that went out of business years ago. I poured vinegar on rags and wrapped the deposits as best I could. Slow process though. You may also want to try using a metal scraper if it's really bad to get rid of as much as you can before the vinegar.

If that doesn't work there's always the hammer method. lol
herefishy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2008, 01:33 PM   #5
 
So I can't just rub vinegar on?
There's a chance the vinegar could get into my tank. D:
I could always try the scraper...

One other question.
I want a new filter, as I have a Whisper 40 that is ancient. How do I transfer filters? My tank is starting to cycle and I want to get a new filter Asap.
marinebiologist21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2008, 08:52 AM   #6
 
thanks herefishy! looks like this weekend is going to be a cleaning one! :D
bluesteel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2008, 10:19 AM   #7
 
beetlebz's Avatar
 
put the new filter on the tank and run it side by side with the old filter for several weeks, imho :)
beetlebz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DIY Four-tank stand iamntbatman DIY Aquarium 10 07-11-2009 01:13 AM
cheap tank with stand joeshmoe Freshwater Aquarium Equipment 13 09-06-2006 07:54 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:52 AM.