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Old 12-23-2011, 04:43 PM   #11
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Yea im sure they will be ok, i really freaked out when I saw it though. I just want to figure out what I did wrong so I dont do it again..
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It happened to me when I was a newb. Add it slower and mix it better, I get the feeling that's what happened
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It happened to me when I was a newb. Add it slower and mix it better, I get the feeling that's what happened
I agree with sqasnatch....

How do you mix? By hand?
I usually throw a large rio pump in the bucket and let the pump run for a minimum of 4-6 hrs if not a overnight. Then I test with the Refractometer.

Trash that hydro...I almost messed up my system by trusting that when I first started. Took my water sample to the lfs and it turned out my salt was at 1.033!! Luckily I of course didn't have any corals and only 2 clowns. My hydro said I was dead on 1.024. Do yourself a favor and buy a Refractometer. Bought mine on eBay for $35 w/ free shipping. You'll sleep better knowing ur salt water is where it needs to be!
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Old 12-23-2011, 06:01 PM   #14
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I agree with sqasnatch....

How do you mix? By hand?
I usually throw a large rio pump in the bucket and let the pump run for a minimum of 4-6 hrs if not a overnight. Then I test with the Refractometer.

Trash that hydro...I almost messed up my system by trusting that when I first started. Took my water sample to the lfs and it turned out my salt was at 1.033!! Luckily I of course didn't have any corals and only 2 clowns. My hydro said I was dead on 1.024. Do yourself a favor and buy a Refractometer. Bought mine on eBay for $35 w/ free shipping. You'll sleep better knowing ur salt water is where it needs to be!
Yea I mix by hand. Yea mine says between .023 and .024 , I know this thing sucks... Refractometer is coming for x-mas to myself lol
I have an extra air pump laying around, if I stuck that in the bucket over night would that work to mix it well ?
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:41 PM   #15
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its usually best to let your new salt water aerate and mix for 24 hours before you put it in. It can take that long for the salt crystals to dissolve. if its not fully dissolved the salt crystals can burn gills and corals. And not only that but newly mixed salt water usually is lacking O2 big time if it is not given enough time to mix.
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Gotcha, thanks for all the advice. Ill start mixing the day before my changes now.
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Yea I mix by hand. Yea mine says between .023 and .024 , I know this thing sucks... Refractometer is coming for x-mas to myself lol
I have an extra air pump laying around, if I stuck that in the bucket over night would that work to mix it well ?
I would read up on the air pump issue. I dont know for sure I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that putting the air pump in the bucket will jack your ph way up. Again.....not positive but I'm pretty sure I read that somewhere.

I was reading how to best transfer fish to a bigger tank a while
Back and read that you shouldn't do that.
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New meter said my SG was .028 ...... stupid hydrometer
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