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Old 11-20-2012, 02:44 PM   #521
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I feel you man! These kinds of steps are where having a good book around helps the most. They always cover this stuff.
Okay, so recommendations? Just take all the sand out? Fill completely up, add salt, make sure salinity is right, then add sand again?
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:17 PM   #522
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That's the normal procedure. You do not need to take ALL the sand out. If you can get most of it out it'll be fine. You just don't want salt settling into the sand and not dissolving. It will eventually dissolve and could raise your salinity without you noticing and it won't be good for organisms living in the sand.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:31 PM   #523
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That's the normal procedure. You do not need to take ALL the sand out. If you can get most of it out it'll be fine. You just don't want salt settling into the sand and not dissolving. It will eventually dissolve and could raise your salinity without you noticing and it won't be good for organisms living in the sand.
Gotcha.. okay well i guess I'll be taking out as most as I can tonight and go from there.

Any other tips I should know? Lol
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:35 PM   #524
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Gotcha.. okay well i guess I'll be taking out as most as I can tonight and go from there.

Any other tips I should know? Lol
You bet! But it involves beer. lol
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Could you mix the saltwater in your sump and then let the sump pump the water up into the tank? I'm just throwing out ideas. Removing all the sand sounds like a pain in the rear.
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You bet! But it involves beer. lol
I have beer! Lol
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:46 PM   #527
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Could you mix the saltwater in your sump and then let the sump pump the water up into the tank? I'm just throwing out ideas. Removing all the sand sounds like a pain in the rear.
Sounds like a good idea on paper but it would take entirely way too long to do unfortunately, prob just be better off taking all the sand out lol
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Sounds like a good idea on paper but it would take entirely way too long to do unfortunately, prob just be better off taking all the sand out lol
Yeah. Well as long as there's beer the sand won't be too much of a problem!
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Yeah. Well as long as there's beer the sand won't be too much of a problem!
This is true! And I have a buddy of mine coming over with extra buckets to help so I guess its not too bad haha
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anyone familiar with Reef Octopus?? i have mine hooked up and its been running for about 45 mins and still no white bubbles??? i have the gate valve opened up all the way to try n speed things up but nothing seems to be working...
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