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rochered 07-18-2010 03:13 AM

Can an old salt water tank be used for freshwater tropical fish?
 
I have just brought a secondhand tank and discovered it has been used as a salt water aquarium. Can I use it for my freshwater tropical fish? It came with plants and ornaments would I be able to use them as well? If so what should i do to prepare it? Cheers

kitten_penang 07-18-2010 06:29 AM

soak it in fw for a few days and use a hard sponge to get rid of any resuidue then give the deco a good scrub down but please don't use soap.

iamntbatman 07-18-2010 06:30 AM

Welcome to TFK!

Is the tank drilled? Other than that, I think it should be just fine. Of course, you'll want to give it a thorough cleaning. It might take some razorblade action and some vinegar to get rid of those salt deposits, but once thoroughly cleaned it should be alright.

Tyyrlym 07-21-2010 02:34 PM

The big issue is freshwater to salt not the other way around. With a good cleaning it should be fine.


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