used 55 gal tank

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

  1. m

    meaganhope21 New Member Member

    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 ?


    TIA

    meagan
     
  2. C

    Cichlidnut Fishlore VIP Member

    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

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    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

    JRC3 Well Known Member Member

    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

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Hello Megan and Welcome to Fish Lore!

    I hope you enjoy the site.

    Ken:;shat
     
  6. Eienna

    Eienna Fishlore VIP Member

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




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