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Old 04-29-2006, 08:40 PM   #1
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I have a 30g that currently has goldfish in it that I am going to make into a qt for my saltwater fish. I am moving the water & substrate w/the goldfish. Is there anything else I need to do to the tank before I add my saltwater? Cleaning??? The goldfish are healthy. Won't the salt kill anything that my be in the tank? For future reference can you just add salt to a freshwater tank and it be okay for the saltwaterfish? I know the salt will kill the bacteria but that would be alot easier then empting the tank!!!
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IMO ,I would NOT add salt to the original water. Make a fresh batch and let it sit for 24-36 hours.Taking too much of a chance to use same water.
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Old 04-29-2006, 10:02 PM   #3
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okay I have already emptied the tank and have been making water fr 36hrs in buckets
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What did you do to the goldfish? Lol
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Good choice removing the water. YOu would end up starting out with bad water. If you have not already....Throw some filter media in the main so it will get seeded with bacteria. Move the media to the QT when you add the fish.
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The the goldies are in another smaller tank for now Lol.
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