I got my first salt water aquarium a few months ago. A used 75 gal
tank with a refuge, skimmer, return pump, stand and canopy.
I could tell the tank was crashed, and in need of some tlc to get it back to go, but no idea to what extent.
for starters, there where hundreds of shells in the sand with decomposing matter clogged in them. While sifting for shells, I almost cut my self on a rusty razer blade! Little plastic bits and parts from wave makers and motors, plumbing work and plastic plugs. The refugeum was caked with decomposing mater in every chamber that I had to clean out, while trying not to stir up the mud in the middle. Found a few large plastic bags under the mud!
This bringing me to what I found tonight. Pulling my mangrove plants up some, they broght this shining silver bag with it from the mud.
Its taken some real work to get it to the beautiful reef tank its becoming. looking back, I think it really would have been better to have washed everything with the hose and started from scratch!