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JonandJo 11-02-2013 05:39 AM

Cleaning and setup of second hand tank
I have just purchased a second hand marine
tank 60cm x 30cm x 35cm with a fluval u4 filter.

What would be suggested for cleaning and preparation of tank and filter to turn it into a freshwater tank.

Also will the filter be overkill for the size of the tank?

Cheers in advance

willow 11-02-2013 08:49 AM

looking on site says fluval u4 130-240 ltrs so not sure off
the top of my head what size your tank is in feet/inches....i think
your ok.
you can scrape off salt with a stanly blade,and white vinegar,to give a good clean,
someone else should be able to better advise than me :-D

JonandJo 11-02-2013 11:30 AM

My tank works out at 63ltr or 13gallon.

jentralala 11-05-2013 07:13 PM

Welcome to the forum!

Alright, so your tank works out to around 13 gallons, with a filter that's good for tanks up to 100 gallons. Yeah, the filter seems like quite a bit of overkill, you may want to look into selling it and buying something a bit smaller (a filter that big could blow the fish around the tank! Unless it has a very good flow control valve?)

Whenever I get a second hand tank, I always scrub it down with white vinegar on a rough washcloth and give it a good rinse with some hot water. If it has a lot of hard water build up (white powdery spots) or dried on algae, you can use a new, clean, sharp razor blade to scrape it off.

willow 11-06-2013 04:01 AM

:-) +1

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