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hawk-eye 08-21-2006 08:13 PM

Changing from Salt to Fresh
My question is this , i have been running a Salt water tank now for some time . My heater malfunctioned and pretty much cooked everything in my tank .
I've decided to change over from salt to fresh . I currently have a 70 gallon tank with a 2 fluval canisters and a power head , i've mainly used them for water movement in my tank . I am using crushed coral for my substrate till now and i have a large amount of rock also . Now since my tank over heated the rock which used to be live i am now assuming is dead as in just decorative .
Now my question is since i have dumped all my salt and refilled the tank with fresh water do i still have to dump my rock and substrate ? and is there anything else i need to do or should i just continue with salt water since that is what was in the tank .

Thanx in advance


joeshmoe 08-21-2006 08:50 PM

sry about your fish. how long have u had the tank

hawk-eye 08-21-2006 10:26 PM

Had the tank almost three yrs . I have been debating whether or not to go back to salt . Lost alot of money on salt and thought i would try out fresh thought it would be cheaper , for half the cost and still look some what like a nice set up . I know there is nothing like salt water fish for the colour brillance , but i am willing to try it out since i have the tank and the set up already .


joeshmoe 08-21-2006 10:28 PM

well fresh should be easy then. u 've got svery but a heater and gravel.

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