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abunari 11-28-2009 02:42 PM

Coverting a saltwater tank to a freshwater tank!
 
I just purchased a used 90 gallon aquarium. The tank was used for saltwater but i am going to use it for freshwater. and old fish friend of mine once told me to soak the tank over night in vineger water?

How much vineger should i use?
I won't be completely setting the tank up for about three weeks or a month. I have to build a stand for it. Is it ok to sit empty for that long or is there another way to store it until then.

Angel079 11-29-2009 10:18 AM

No need to soak it that long, just clean it with hot water & vinegar (use amount of vinegar as if it was cleaner solution's) put it on a sponge and scrub down the tank (don't use the scrubby side of the pad, that can cause scratches on the glass). I'd say this size tank maybe like 1-2 cups full vinegar. You can use more if you like, won't do no harm.
Just rinse it all out good with hot water afterward, let sit and dry for 1 day (ideally outside to allow the sun to dry it out good & well, plus your hosue won't smell like vinegar, being in FL that shouldn't be no problem for you.

Then you're ready to roll and set it up. Just in case: Do not reuse the filter media from the salt tank, but new ones.


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