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Thread: Can a salt water slump tank be converted into fresh water fish tank?

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    Can a salt water slump tank be converted into fresh water fish tank?

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    Iím buying a 2nd hand marine tank, hoping one day I will do marine. However, at the moment, could it be used as a fresh water tank? The pic of the equipment I have no idea lol so hope some bros can enlightened me.

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    Re: Can a salt water slump tank be converted into fresh water fish tank?

    Can't help with converting marine tank to freshwater use. There's lots of info out there in Google.

    But I want to point out it's SUMP, not be slump. No "L".

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    Re: Can a salt water slump tank be converted into fresh water fish tank?

    Hahaha ya first tjme using that word usually its just canister

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    Re: Can a salt water slump tank be converted into fresh water fish tank?

    And think slump might be better cos its sounds more like a dirty tank lol

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    Re: Can a salt water slump tank be converted into fresh water fish tank?

    Btw Vinz, is there any water changing tool that can be bought to make water changes easier? Or still buckets? Cos that’s the part I dreading about big tanks lol

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    Re: Can a salt water slump tank be converted into fresh water fish tank?

    Buckets? It'll take you forever!

    Get a hose. I have a super long one that can go from my tank to the balcony drain and tap. I use HozeLock type connectors for secure and easy connections.

    I also attach the hose to an old filter inlet/outlet pipe with strainer to hook on the tank for draining and refilling.

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    Re: Can a salt water slump tank be converted into fresh water fish tank?

    You can use a marine built tank for freshwater use . You need to clean the tank and remove all calcium deposit on the glass of the tank . Then fill the whole tank and sump with tap water and let it run for a few weeks so that the water will absorb any salt deposit . While the tank is running with the freshwater , look around and remove any algae and remaining calcium deposit in the tank and sump . Do a few 50 percent or even a 100 percent water change to remove any remaining salt and calcium deposit from the tank . If the tank kas an overflow compartment , make sure all sides of the overflow compartment has freshwater going through it for the water to absorb any salt deposit .
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    Re: Can a salt water slump tank be converted into fresh water fish tank?

    Thanks for the advice, impatience got the better of me. I just cycled the tank for a week with old media and did a 90% water change. Hopefully I be able to scrap thru lol

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