Questions on Overflows, cleaning, and more.
Well, I purchased a new aquarium today, but it needs fully cleaned, etc...
It's a 125 Gallon that was previously saltwater. Now, before anyone goes on about moving from salt to fresh (may or may not happen) I have fully migrated a 125 Gallon that was salt to use as fresh before. The difference is that it was better cleaned than this one and didn't have overflows.
This tank is setup with 2 overflows (one in each corner) along with a hole drilled in the back for a closed loop system.
What I am trying to decide is a few things:
1.) The overflows need cleaned. I'm not sure if my best bet would be to remove the overflows completely then reattach them with Aquarium Silicone or what.
2.) To start with I will only be running a Ehiem 2026 on this tank. Should I pipe it into the overflows or should I just seal them? And if I should pipe it, how should I do so?
3.) The best way to get as much of the salt build up off the tank as possible? The previous 125 I had (which was salt before I purchased it) had been better cleaned than this one.
I will post pictures later after I get it in the house.
125 Gallon AGA w/ Overflows
Filtration: Ehiem 2026 Filter, Dual "Ghetto" Overflow Internal Filters
Lighting: 1x96W Current USA CF - 2x96W Generic CF
Co2: Pressurized Co2 - Rex Grigg Regulator, SMS 122, and Rex Grigg Reactor.
Plants: Pogostemon yatabeanus, Foxtail, Bacopa, Egeria najas, Anubius, E. 'Ozelot Red', Ranalisma rostrata, Hornwort, Rotala Indica, Ludwigia Repens, Vals, Cabomba, Lilly, MoneyWort