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Old 05-10-2006, 08:41 AM   #1
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Cleaning up a freshwater 90 gal for salt use?

Hello all,
I did some archiving trying to get some input on how to properly clean a well used freshwater 90 gal tank (and equipment). I can't really find any posts. What is the proper method for completely cleaning a freshwater tank and accesories in preparation for saltwater use ? I have just been given to me a georgeous 90 gal aquarium with 2 Fluval canister style filters. I am in no rush. I have had past intermediate experience with a 55 gal freshwater aquarium, but want a new challenge with a salt water tank. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,

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Old 05-10-2006, 08:49 AM   #2
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Water, vinegar, and rinse are always safe. If it’s really bad you can use 10 parts water 1 part bleach. If using bleach rinse well, fill tank with water and add a strong dose of dechlorinator like Seachem Prime and let sit for a couple of hours and then drain, rinse and let sit dry for a week.

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