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Bought a nano cube 14 gallon for 100$ its really in good shape. Just want to clean it all up.
How do i clean the sand?
How do i get all the gunk off the sides like the salt deposits etc?
Person told me the fan was upgraded if someone could tell me based on my pictures that would be great.
thank you all.
I also have live rock in there how do i keep it alive? or should i just give it up?


 

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Best thing I've heard of is vinegar followed bya THOUROUGH rinsing. You can put it on it sides to let the vinegar soak for a bit on the glass.
 

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The rock is dead, and will have a mess of die off now, better to throw it in a bucket and give it a good scrub off.
Clean the tank with vinegar and water, scrub it down, you have may to let sit for a bit for the nastier depsosits. Rinse the sand in a bucket really well, until the water runs clear.
 

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No need to really clean the sand. It will be toxic now, but once this runs for a couple weeks, it will start to restore the beneficial bacteria. Just run the tank and after it cycles, all the beneficial bacteria will neutralize the toxins from it sitting in stagnant water.

A little bit of warm water might be all you need to clean this tank up, but if that doesn't work, I like the vinegar suggestion. It naturally neutralizes if there is any residue left over.

What is customized? Can you post a pic of the lighting?
 

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I'll rinse the sand a little . the lighting is stock and I can't get it to work . I plugged all 3 plugs in and the light did come on then I took it apart to get some rust off . now the lights don't work at all I even cleaned the corroded ground. Can I just replace this light it seems useless.
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updated pictures. no power to lights so far will keep cleaning corroded metal and double checking wires.
if anyone can help or anyone who lives in the sacramento california area wants to come help out much appreciated .
Will keep cleaning the tank and polishing the insides.
On my list ive got the
• Maxijet
• New Filter media
• Fixing lights.
 

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okay thank you. . so do those leds replace the florescent? i sort of like the fluorescents . Why do you think the lights arent turning on?
 

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Fully cleaned bought led light waiting for maxijets and bought a cpr refugium plus protein skimmer . need help on finding heaters how many watts do I need .
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alright what r the dimensions of the 14 gal bio cube. also why would the tube outlet be on the left side vs the right side like the bio cubes have
 

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Fully cleaned bought led light waiting for maxijets and bought a cpr refugium plus protein skimmer . need help on finding heaters how many watts do I need .
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You can probably use a 100 watt with no problem. I use the Aqueon Proheater for both of my twenty gallons, one of which was a 16 gallon a few months ago.
 
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