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Old 04-20-2011, 12:54 PM   #1
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Question Getting back into Saltwater hobby

Hi, I am thinking of getting back into the saltwater hobby. I was a hobbyist back in 2008. I stopped due to my husband passing and it was a hobby he and I enjoyed together and I couldn't bring myself to continuing.
I had a 125 gallon saltwater setup with sump and all. My first, getting started question is, when I decided to stop I cleared out everything in my tank, sand, rocks and all. I didn't clean the tank very well. So, my first question is what materials do I use to clean up the tank of any leftover residue to prepare it for use again. I am going to start out slowly so I look forward to your input on this subject.

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Old 04-20-2011, 07:05 PM   #2
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Welcome back I hope it brings you good memories and peace to be back I am new also but this site has a Tom of great and knowledgeable people here I am sure they will steer you in the right direction
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hi madlyn. sorry to hear of your loss.
i would use a vinegar and water solution. 1:10 i suppose would be fine, but you could use straight vinegar if you liked. up to you.
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Thank you bigdogeder. I am looking forward to my restart.
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:02 PM   #5
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Thanks Mr_X, I am concerned about using water because I don't have any RODI water available and I don't want to use tap water if it will affect the tank.
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Purchase water from your lfs. It's worth the expense if you can't invest in your own unit.
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for the first 3 months i used distilled bottled water from the grocery store and my water columbhas always been awesome.

either way you are just washign the tank out so tap water should be fine
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Hey madlynb,
I'm sorry for you're loss. I'm sure you're husband will be helping you along the way in some fashion. I agree with Gti Leo tap water should b.e fine for just clean'n but if you want to play it safe go with the vineger mix. Good luck
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Hey madlyn,....as with everybody,...i am truly sorry for your loss,... I'm also with mr.x , diluted vinegar and a little elbow grease should do the trick on cleaning up your tank,....hopefully you'll get back into your hobby and share your endeavors with us,.... We're friendly here! , Dary
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