04-09-2012, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Reefing Madness
You can scrub the rock off using a dish scrubber or something of that type, tooth brush is a bit small. No need to use SW as its just been sitting out and its dead anyways.
Rinse out the sand before puttin in the tank. Rinse out the tnak with vineagar and water, rinse well after you give it a lil scrubbing.
Fill tank half way with salt water that has been mixed up at least 24hrs prior. Put sand in. Then you can Aquascape, making sure you push the rock to the bottom of the tank, before setting another piece on top of it.
All the other things you have listed will work for ya. On thing to keep in mind though, that tank will go through a normal 4-6 weeks cycle, as the bacteria is no longer alive on any of the things you have.
You;ll still need tesing equipment.
Refractometer to measure SG (Specific Gravity)
Maybe I should clarify about the state of the tank. I was sent a picture and the water has just been left to sit in the tank and has evaporated to about halfway. My friend just drained the tank down to the sand bed so the rock is no longer in the water. The tank looks very green from algae growth most likely. There should still be bacteria/life in the sand bed.
Should I rinse the sand with SW? Probably nothing to hope for on the rock. Do you think the sand will be enough to seed the rock?
Thanks for the tips on cleaning and setting up the tank. That's exactly what I was looking for.
I have freshwater ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate test. These should work ok for SW right?
Last edited by rjwwrx; 04-09-2012 at 10:59 PM..