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Donna Askew
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Username: donbob180

Post Number: 106
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 03:16 am:       

Hi all
After a lot of soul searching we have decided to break down our 100gallon saltwater tank and move the Tanganikyan cichlids into that bigger tank.
How do i successfully clean the tank of salt,I am especially worried about the filter, I will be changing to new media but the plastic baskets (its a Rena XP3) are covered in white hard deposits, I dont think its salt.
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cindy
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Username: cindy

Post Number: 9592
Registered: 05-2003


Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 06:41 am:       

It's either salt, which will wipe away easily with warm water, or hard water deposits, which will take a little more rubbing...but not much more.

My nephew gave me his old biowheel filters from his two SW tanks when he upgraded, and they were quite easy to clean and hang on the back of my FW tanks....so easy to clean that I wondered why he left them like that all the time?

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Donna Askew
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Username: donbob180

Post Number: 108
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 03:35 pm:       

Brill, so if I give it a real good clean would you see any forseeable problems in changing the tank from SW to FW.

Cheers Cindy
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Randy
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Username: milesteg

Post Number: 189
Registered: 01-2006


Posted on Sunday, March 19, 2006 - 08:29 am:       

Hi,
Once you have the deposits clean and a good rinse you should be good to go. In the worst case you might still get some small unmeasurable amounts of salt in the water but with regular water changes the tank will be ready for fish by the time it is cycled.
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