Tank Prep (cleaning)


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Just received my CADE 1800 yesterday and wondering if the old recommendation of using kosher salt to clean and prep the tank is still valid. Seems to me if clear ammonia is good enough for a fishless cycle, why not for initially cleaning and preparing the tank?


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Never heard of kosher salt being used. I would imagine pure ammonia would not hurt anything.
I used Vinegar or citric acid to clean my tanks. I have also used bleach to disinfect them. Has to be 100 percent pure bleach or chlorine no additives or thickeners..

Vinny Kreyling

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Outside of the smell ammonia will work but so will vinegar.
The added benefit of vinegar is any residue will do no harm.