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Cleaning reef tank for FW

Changing my 120 reef to a 180 reef... so the 120 is going to become a FW tank..

What is the best method to clean the tank? I want to use the plumbing, return pump etc... was thinking maybe lemon juice, or vinegar or similar? Letting it run for a few days and then flush?

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That's what I did for mine--fill with freshwater, let run for a couple of days, then drain and re-fill.
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That's what I did for mine--fill with freshwater, let run for a couple of days, then drain and re-fill.
Just freshwater? Or should I run something mixed in... vinegar or lemon juice etc? To break down and clean everything?

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Just freshwater. I was surprised at how much mulm came out of my plumbing , though. Apparently there was a lot living inside. It helped cycle the new setup.
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