used 55 gal tank

Discussion in 'Freshwater Tank Equipment' started by meaganhope21, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. meaganhope21New MemberMember

    we are looking in to purchasing a used 55 gal tank set up.

    does it matter if it was used for salt water if we are doing tropical?

    any thing else we need to know ?


  2. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    I bought a used 55 gallon that was a salt water tank. I rinsed out super well with a hose and use it for fresh water. Vinegar is also good for cleaning tanks. Make sure you rinse everything really well.
  3. Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    I have a tank that was used for salt water - just washed it well with hot water. If there are deposits then you'll want to remove them.
  4. JRC3

    JRC3Well Known MemberMember

    Nope. It'll be fine.

    Be sure to stick around the forum and tell us how things are going.

    Be sure to cycle your new tank properly before adding fish.

    Good luck.
  5. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Hello Megan and Welcome to Fish Lore!

    I hope you enjoy the site.

  6. Eienna

    EiennaFishlore VIPMember

    Are you familiar with the nitrogen cycle as it relates to aquariums, and cycling your tank?

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