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Old 03-18-2006, 02:59 PM   #1
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got my tank today

well i went to get my 180g today , its pretty filthy should i use water and vinegar to clean it? has alot of salt deposits and some green algae at the bottom, i'm gonna need a ladder to clean the inside of it but other then that for 175 i basicly stole it from the guy hehe


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Old 03-18-2006, 03:12 PM   #2
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Wow! That's going to be awesome when you have it up and running!

I would use vinegar and water, 1/2 and 1/2 ...for tough deposits you can keep re-wetting it and it should loosen up.

Can't wait to see it up brimming with life

You excited?
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It's really nice but where are the fish?
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Old 03-18-2006, 07:40 PM   #4
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man, do you have your work cut out for you Looks like fun in all honesty. Haven't heard yet but what are the plans for this tank? Reef or just fish....and what kind of fish?
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Old 03-18-2006, 07:49 PM   #5
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I want one
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Old 03-18-2006, 08:13 PM   #6
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i plan on making it a reef , and fish i have no idea yet i know i want some tangs but what type yet i dont know lol, i understand some tangs are incompatable with others so i'll have to do my research first and yes i'm very very excited hehe
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Nice Tank... How wide is it? 18", 24"? I recently set up a 125 that is 6' long. I used water, baking soda, and vinegar... most of it came off with water and elbow grease. My 125 is 6' long, 18" wide, and 21" tall.

For the lights I'm using my 4' vho off my 55 gallon, and two 9570k bulbs on each side to make up for the short vho. I'd like to put two 03 bulbs in the vho setup and get three really cheap metal halides eventually. Money is kinda tight tho.

I'm kinda confused on my fish selection too. I'd be interested in what you settle on.
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yea its 72x18x30, lighting wise im gonna have to get a metal halide lighting system cause eventually i wanna get clams etc
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Old 03-19-2006, 09:59 AM   #9
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I would use a razor to get most of the salt deposits and algae off. Then I would use straight vinegar to clean the rest and then rinse really well with water. Then to be safe wash it out with really hot plain water.

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IF you use the razor, just be careful and do it WET. I scratched the glass on my 58 doing this same thing when it was dry. Live and learn. Scrape straight down, not at an angle, if you use the razor. That makes it less likely you'll scratch the glass. Sweet tank and stand! Did it come with a canopy or are you making/having one made? I had a chance at a 180 for twice what you paid for yours, but I'd already bought the 135. You got yourself a real steal there!!!
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