I use fishing line to sew the netting onto the eggcrate.I like the lids made out of eggcrate and netting. How are you attaching the net to the eggcrate?
Those are bare. It would be too much work to sterilize aragonite for future transfers.Do you put aragonite in your TTM tanks, or are they kept bare?
I'm reusing the sand, but sterilizing it (along with the rest of the QT) every 6 months by dosing chlorine. This prevents biofilm from building up which degrades all non-copper medications.Are you tossing or sterilizing and reusing the sand? What size tanks/Tidal filters are those? I’ve got almost identical setup at home except 10g versions. Very clean!
Also where are you finding the sanitary tees in white PVC (tees that curve)? I can only find them in black ABS at Home Depot.
If you are completely done... I would break it down, sanitize everything with vinegar and let it all dry out. Make sure to clean the seams with a vinegar soaked paper tower, and the tank should be coral/invert safe again.im actually done with my QT tank... not sure if i should just leave it running empty or break it down and completely sterilize it with something.... muratic acid? to clean my powerheads and aquaclear and tank? or something else... no need to keep it running .. hope i dont need it.... cant use it for a cleaner shrimp since it had copper at some point even though i been running carbon ROX and the cuprisorb for about 4 to 5 days now.
You could do it that way. Just don't allow your pumps/equipment to be exposed to vinegar water for too long. Long-term exposure to vinegar can damage them.Can I literally fill the 20g with water and pour like a gallon or 2 or whatever ratio I need. And then just run the powerheads for like a day and the aquaclear. Then scrub with a sponge with the water and let dry out?
Exactly what I did. Was looking to get it setup again this weekend till my wife informed me that we’re gonna “remodel” the garage. So now there’s no place to put it lolA simple easy way to sterile qt tank is to pour some bleach in the running tank. It will sterile everything in contact. Run it for a day or two drain it and air dry for 24-48 hrs and you are done.
Regarding using it again for inverts. When you set it back up run a poly filter and see if it registers copper. Most likely not. You are good to go.