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I need to put a few tanks into storage while I do some renovations in my basement.
Does any one have any suggestions on how to clean my components and store the different components until they are needed again for the next set-up of the tank?
Any tips on how you clean then protect the different parts of your tank?
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best methoid of taking down a tank:
drain the water. thats about it.
clean the inside out if you want...but no need to really bc you'll clean it again anyway when it comes time to use it again
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I would definitely clean the inside before putting it in storage. It'll be easier to clean while all the gunk is still wet than waiting until it's dried onto the glass.
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I would also clean any (water) pump mechanisms before storage.
If you have any stubborn stains on the glass or such, use table-salt as a "rubbing compound" - it will remove just about anything that is stuck to the glass.
Rinse the salt off before you store the tank.
And when you restart the tank, you probably will need new filter media.
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