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    Cleaning out tank

    Hey, I'm about to set up my 125g reef tank but i need to clean it out first. It was used for fw fish for 6 months or so (only thing ever added was cycle). I am wondering what i should use to clean it, water/viniger mix?...maybe water bleech? What do you guys think?
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    I'd use water/vinegar. That usually works well for me and it is safe for everyting.

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    My thoughts exactly

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    I am sure many will disagree but if it were my tank and the water has not been sitting stagnant I would simply remove the fresh water sub-straight and any other "fresh water" only items / equipment ... do a 30 % water change and add the salt right into the tank. There is not real need to waste that water. In fact it is likely better for aquarium use then what will come out of your tap. This opinion will change if you have added any medications or other bad stuff to that tank ... but if it has been empty I would think that your haven't
    Rob

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    I already use the water to fill a 75g where the 125g inhabitants were moved to, the rest of the water was taken out. Its pretty clean, just water spots as far as i can tell, but i wanted to make sure i gave it a quick cleaning before i fill it for the reef

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    OH ... OK ..Then go with the recommendations that have been made by others.
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    if can carry it outside, you can easily hose it down.
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