55 Gallon Tank 2nd hand tank Q's: using used equipment/set up

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Hello. Just found this site... it looks great and I look forward to learning from it/you all, for years to come. Hope someone has some insight on this.

My "little" black moors have gone from tiny to rapidily growing. Think they're about 3 inches now if I include their fan tails. They've outgrown their 2nd tank went from 5, to 10, now moving to 55g.

The tank I found secondhand. It's a 55 gallon acrylic TruVu with Fluval 404 Filter, gravel, the works. I'm going to pick it up tomorrow. I know about cycling, and I read on this site about using water to clean up the tank. Anyone know about how to or if I can reuse gravel and the Fluval 404 Filter?? Tips on (after cycling) transferring Bubbles and Squeek into their new home/palace?

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* I know the previous owner had it as a freshwater tank. He thinks its about 7 years old.

* tank is currently empty, unknown for how long.

* I am familiar using the aquaclear systems, but the Fluval 404 Filter is new to me. I plan on looking for an old users manuel online.

Thanks so much! Best, Angi
 
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JRDroid

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If you run both filters on the tank for a while it will provide you with a near instant cycle. The fluval is an excellent filter.
 
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Hey there and welcome!!!!!...I clean tons of stuff with white vinegar...sometimes bleach also.......as long as u rinse,rinse,rinse...and rinse some more....good luck with all that......
 
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to fishlore hope you enjoy this site,lots of good info here.
 
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LyndaB

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welcome to the forum!

Sounds like you got yourself a good deal. If this person cleaned their tank reguarly doing gravel vacs, I don't see an issue with using their gravel.
 
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welcome to fishlore
 
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Welcome to the world's greatest forum
 
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