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Re: [APD] Tanking Cleaning

It is just salt in the tank, and some people add a bit of salt to  
their freshwater tanks, so it isn't a serious contaminant.  I have  
used ex-saltwater tanks several times now and have just washed them  
out with a few changes of fresh clean water.


On Feb 27, 2007, at 1:19 PM, Brown, Daniel wrote:

> Hi folks,
> I'm looking to convert my eight gallon nano reef back into a  
> freshwater
> planted tank but I'm unsure of what to use to clean it before planting
> and cycling can begin.  I'd imagine I'd need something a bit stronger
> than just freshwater to get all the salt and stuff out of it?  Someone
> at work has recommended muriatic acid* but that seems a really acidic
> and toxic substance to use.  The nano reef has only been running about
> three months now but I think I'm more of a freshwater person, too many
> venemous, stinging, biting nasties in a salt tank for me!
> Cheers,
> Daniel
> *Old name for Hydrochloric acid:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrochloric_acid

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