Changing from salt water to fresh water
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Saltwater Fish and Coral Reef Tanks » Beginner Saltwater Aquariums » Changing from salt water to fresh water

Changing from salt water to fresh water

This is a discussion on Changing from salt water to fresh water within the Beginner Saltwater Aquariums forums, part of the Saltwater Fish and Coral Reef Tanks category; --> I have had a saltwater tank for about three years and I am thinking of changing to freshwater. Can I still use the same ...

Check out these saltwater fish profiles
Sailfin Tang
Sailfin Tang
Unicorn Tang
Unicorn Tang
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Changing from salt water to fresh water
Old 08-05-2009, 08:58 AM   #1
 
Changing from salt water to fresh water

I have had a saltwater tank for about three years and I am thinking of changing to freshwater. Can I still use the same rocks, sand, refugium, protein skimmer, etc. for a freshwater if I just wash them all down?
kcfehring is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2009, 02:16 PM   #2
 
Do you man live rock and sand? Because you'd have to "bleach" it before putting it in the FW environment otherwise you'll have a massive ammonia spike. You'd be much better off selling the rock on craigslist or something then buying new decor and getting a canister or something since you won't have LR for filtration. The skimmer won't do much good for a FW tank but it won't hurt anything. If you have a big fuge you could use it for water volume and just add FW inverts and plants. If it's a smaller fuge though, you'd be giving yourself unneccesary trouble to keep things alive in it.
Solarfall is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Changing from salt water to fresh water kcfehring Freshwater and Tropical Fish 2 08-07-2009 06:43 PM
changing from salt water to Fresh Katydid Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 0 03-23-2009 10:45 AM
Salt water vs. fresh water tank for a beginner humsuplou Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 6 12-13-2007 10:32 PM
Aquarium salt for fresh water fish??? humsuplou Freshwater and Tropical Fish 13 11-28-2007 04:22 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:28 AM.