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Russ722
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PostSubject: preparing saltwater tankfor freshwater?   preparing saltwater tankfor freshwater? Icon_minitime12/28/2011, 10:21 pm

just picked up a 75 gallon tank that was sitting for awhile that used to be a saltwater tank ,im going to use it for freshwater for the time being , what can i use to get off the white residue of the glass? any other cleaning tips/advice? thanks in adance
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lifeisgood
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Location : Beaverton , MI
Favorite Fish: : My Favorites are the Pleco's and Cory Cats . BUT , I have 44 running Tanks at this time . I keep 3 kinds of Shellies , several types of Pleco's ( mostly Ancistrus ), Cichlids , Crays , Angels , LB's , and some local species .

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PostSubject: Re: preparing saltwater tankfor freshwater?   preparing saltwater tankfor freshwater? Icon_minitime12/28/2011, 10:33 pm

Scrape it with a razor blade , wash it down , let it sit a couple days , fill with water ! ( dump the scrapings !)
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Russ722
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PostSubject: Re: preparing saltwater tankfor freshwater?   preparing saltwater tankfor freshwater? Icon_minitime12/28/2011, 10:34 pm

thanks for the quick reply , what about the residue on the power filters?
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lifeisgood
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Location : Beaverton , MI
Favorite Fish: : My Favorites are the Pleco's and Cory Cats . BUT , I have 44 running Tanks at this time . I keep 3 kinds of Shellies , several types of Pleco's ( mostly Ancistrus ), Cichlids , Crays , Angels , LB's , and some local species .

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PostSubject: Re: preparing saltwater tankfor freshwater?   preparing saltwater tankfor freshwater? Icon_minitime12/28/2011, 10:37 pm

soak in fresh water , change water a couple times , should clear it out .
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lifeisgood
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lifeisgood

Posts : 1154
Location : Beaverton , MI
Favorite Fish: : My Favorites are the Pleco's and Cory Cats . BUT , I have 44 running Tanks at this time . I keep 3 kinds of Shellies , several types of Pleco's ( mostly Ancistrus ), Cichlids , Crays , Angels , LB's , and some local species .

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PostSubject: Re: preparing saltwater tankfor freshwater?   preparing saltwater tankfor freshwater? Icon_minitime12/28/2011, 10:38 pm

Most fresh water fishes can tolerate some salt . NOT all though.
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Russ722
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PostSubject: Re: preparing saltwater tankfor freshwater?   preparing saltwater tankfor freshwater? Icon_minitime12/28/2011, 10:48 pm

thanks ill give it a go
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WildWiley
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PostSubject: Re: preparing saltwater tankfor freshwater?   preparing saltwater tankfor freshwater? Icon_minitime12/28/2011, 11:06 pm

Grants on the 75
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Russ722
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PostSubject: Re: preparing saltwater tankfor freshwater?   preparing saltwater tankfor freshwater? Icon_minitime12/28/2011, 11:12 pm

thanks
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cwhip
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Favorite Fish: : Maroon clownfish,Tangs,bluespot jaw fish,Bangaii,Mandarins etc.......I love all fish really.

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PostSubject: Re: preparing saltwater tankfor freshwater?   preparing saltwater tankfor freshwater? Icon_minitime12/29/2011, 3:20 am

I use white vinegar and a razor blade without the vinegar plan on using a lot of elbow grease.

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