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Old 12-08-2004, 09:47 PM   #1
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I have a 55 gal reef tank I have had up and running for about 5 months. I also have a 26 Gal Oceanic tank that my son kept a fair sized turtle in for about a year. It has been empty for about 6 months now. I was thinking about converting it into a sump but my LFS said they would not use anything that a turtle had been living in. Is this tank good for nothing now or can I clean it with white vinegar and convert this into a sump?

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I've heard the same advice before. My 55gal used to have a turtle in it (not mine). Was dry for several months though.

As long as you clean it I figure it should be fine?

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Old 12-08-2004, 09:50 PM   #3
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That would be a waste of a VERY good tank! (I love Oceanic Products)

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Old 12-08-2004, 09:58 PM   #4
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Clean it with bleach and make sure you rinse it thoroughly and repeatedly. Nothing can live through bleaching.
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:58 PM   #5
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make sure that metal based medications (esp copper) were never in the tank, because they are very persistent.
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Old 12-08-2004, 11:00 PM   #6
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Bleach would do the job. You shouldn't let that Oceanic go to waste. They've got great tanks. At my store we have two stainless steel 50g for 499.99. But I can get a 58 for close to 300 so I might do that.

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