uncletoon2005 asked in PetsFish · 1 decade ago

Replumbing a wet dry filter pump?

I do not have a lot of experience with aquariums, but I am looking at a 75 gallon saltwater reef aquarium I found locally on ebay that could be modified into a large turtle habitat. Two questions... could I effectively change a saltwater aquarium into a freshwater? I don't believe it would be a problem after cleaning, but I need to make sure.

Also, the ad said the wet dry filter pump needs to be replumbed. What does that mean and how do I do that?

Here is the link to the item:


Is this a good idea? I currently have my turtles in a 55 gallon which was fine when they were a little smaller, but now they are nearing adulthood and I would like to get them in something bigger.

Any advice would be appreciated. If you know where I might pick up a used tank in the fort worth area, then that advice would be appreciated.

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Yes, you can switch it back from salt to freshwater. You simply need to wash it out thoroughly with water. No soap.

    All you really want to do is get any residual salt out of the tank.

    As for replumbing the pump simply means that you'll have to get a pump and connect it into the wet dry. This is typically done via pvc connections and is pretty easy to do.

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  • 4 years ago

    you have some topics right here. Your water that leaves while that is grew to become off - it is area of what's reported as your 'water in transit', the subject area is what won't be in a position to be contained by your decrease vessel while grew to become off. A surge tank can therapy this, as can different suggestions - yet i could could see it. Leaving it on 25/7 can do away with this result - until somebody has to artwork on it. Off or no longer - whether that's a sterile pond, you could only desire 4 hrs an afternoon for the sanitization, in the journey that your stream is proper. If its a single pump setup, then override the timer to get the look (in case you have a waterfall or fountain) once you desire it. If that's a stay pond, then it incredibly desires to run consistently. those factors are all area of a appropriate waterfeature layout. regrettably, in this marketplace, countless human beings and others are coming up issues that have the attributes you describe - and lots greater. that is like the professor of panorama shape on the college of Arizona reported, 'A waterfeature that's no longer appropriate designed and/or equipped is a planter waiting to take place'. good success!

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