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Cleaning out tank on '2016 F250 with water?

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Hello friends, just bought a 2016 f250 last month, been a great truck so far. Like a squid I put the Blue def in the fuel tank today. Never started the truck. After looking at various videos on youtube I decided not to chance it and to drop the tank and clean as much as possible. Well I broke one of the clips that holds the fuel line onto the sending unit/fuel pump at top of tank. Found this old thread in the search but it is from 2013. Looking for advice on how to remedy this problem without buying a new fuel line on a saturday morning, hoping by now there is a good solution. Thinking as it looks it is not a high pressure connection is it? Looks like it is just a suction line, both of them? Don't see an actual pump in the tank just this sending unit.
Ok whats the deal with cleaning with water? Do I still need to do that? I already drained and then flushed again and also wiped the whole inside of tank with link free rags, looks very clean to me
Saw on yt one guys says to add AR6200, another guys said to add Cetane boost what you guys say
Anything else I should do before I start the truck after I get it together?
Thank you in advance

edit: here is the old link, oops not allowed to post links as a newbie here.
also the fittings on mine are like the "safe lock" types on the link posted on the old thread page:
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Truck was never started and key was not turned. The part that broke was just the clipt that locks the fuel line in place, bought one at dealer for 12 bucks. Just put it all back together last night, will be changing filters this morning any way.
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Thanks for the replys and advice, added some Cetane boost after it was all together and put 400 miles on it, all seems good, headed on a business trip today putting another 800 miles by the time I get back home late tonight.
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Truck has been running strong including pulling the RV, going to change the filters again this week before this next trip just to be safe, thanks again.
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