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#1 steveo

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 11:31 AM

Hi all
Just bought a marine tank as I want to get back into fish
6x2x2 with sump
Im moving it this weekend has live rock in it but current owners went away a its turned green but water was being turned over looks like water level dropped below overflow so pump is stuffed
The skimmer wasnt working as no flow needs dam good clean
Advise about the live rock survival and cleaning would be appreciated denis looks like he can pump out and refill this weekend after moving I know a fair bit keep marine for couple years previously but bit rusty
Cheers for your help

#2 Peckoltia

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 01:46 PM

Hi Steve


Without having seen the set up or anything like that. But by the sounds of it, the set up is incredibly neglected. 


Personally, I would nuke all the live rock and start over. There are lost of different ways to do it with acids, sun and bleach etc. I reckon the reward of starting with the seeded rock would be far outweighed with all the nasty algae pests that would likely come with the rock. 



#3 steveo

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Posted Yesterday, 08:13 PM

Took your advice didnt quite things where so bad the people that I bought tank off went on holiday for two months the tank was green thick algae the return pump burned out and the water level dropped below wier believe it or not there were two live fish in it which I took to vebas they tested the water it was 4 times higher then the sea I stripped the tank gave it a dam good clean blastrerd everything with the carcha and got denis to refill so now its cycling Ill post a few pic before and after
Thanks for the advise
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