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Old 03-06-2011, 10:58 AM   #1
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Change of plans!

My original plan was to setup a dwarf seahorse 2 gallon tank. Well I started cycling like 3 days ago. And already having problems! Haha. So I'm going to stop being stubborn and use a five gallon like everyone on AA been suggesting. Im going to clean out my old 5 gallon that was originally a fry tank, when I was into freshwater, any tips on cleaning it.? And any tips on cleaning sand? Anything will help!
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:45 PM   #2
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i'd say just rinse the sand with water and put it in, the dead bateria on the sand will decompose in the saltwater and help with the cycle. clean the tank with bleach and rinse it off well
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Bleach? That sounds like it'll harmmit.
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why would it harm it?
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as long as you got every bit of bleach out it works great. ive used bleach multiple times, has worked everytime
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its worked everytime without any ill effects either!
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I'll try that bleach thing I guess. What do you use to clean the bleach out when your done.?
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But the vinegar thing sounds good.
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i used a hose loll
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Just make sure if you use bleach that you let it air dry before using it again.
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