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Old 06/10/2021, 10:12 AM   #1
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Using a Freshwater tank for Saltwater

I am new to saltwater tanks.

I have a 150 gallon acrylic tank that I am currently using as a freshwater planted tank. I am in the process of taking the tank down to convert it to a saltwater tank.

Are there any special cleaning/disinfecting tips? Or any special DOs and DONTs?

Thanks!


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Old 06/10/2021, 11:16 AM   #2
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No, not really.

Other than, "Don't scratch it!"

Seriously, simple cleaning with water should suffice, but if you are worried, you can use a 10% bleach solution soak, then rinse, then air dry.

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Old 06/10/2021, 11:21 AM   #3
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People do this pretty often. The main concern is whatever treatment (especially those with copper) you had been using in the freshwater tank may have left residue. But a rinse with a water and bleach solution (light on the bleach, like a capful for a gallon or so) and drying it well should do the trick.


You were probably planning that, anyway. Some rinse further with RODI just to be extra cautious.

Good luck!


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Old 06/11/2021, 07:34 AM   #4
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Welcome to RC, rainsong!

As stated above, there's not much to do, switching over to saltwater. Just a basic cleaning.

I have bounced back and forth with fresh and saltwater versions of my acrylic 180 gallon tank. Currently, I'm running a Planted Saltwater setup, combining what I learned from both sides of the hobby. My thread, "Weeds", down in the Macro Algae Section may interest you. Come by and check it out. Here's a taste:





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Old 06/12/2021, 07:38 PM   #5
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