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Old 12-28-2011, 10:43 PM   #671
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Ya as long as there is t anything alive in it.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:49 PM   #672
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Ok good, so can someone run me through the initial fill-up process?
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Ok good, so can someone run me through the initial fill-up process?
Pretty simple. After your rock comes add half sand then rock then rest of sand. Start filling your tank with the FW RODI. Leave space for 5g or so in the tank then fill a separate bucket with FW RODI. add the recommended amount of salt for 30g into the 5g bucket and once it dissolves add it to the tank. Everything should stabilize overnight
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Pretty simple. After your rock comes add half sand then rock then rest of sand. Start filling your tank with the FW RODI. Leave space for 5g or so in the tank then fill a separate bucket with FW RODI. add the recommended amount of salt for 30g into the 5g bucket and once it dissolves add it to the tank. Everything should stabilize overnight
Oh! I dont put the salt directly into the tank, but into the separate bucket? Got it!
Ok, now i dont know what i should do for the fw water. Should i just buy market rodi water, make the entire 30 gallons with my rodi, or buy sw from the lfs?
I just want to make sure i do this right at the beginning!
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Oh! I dont put the salt directly into the tank, but into the separate bucket? Got it!
Ok, now i dont know what i should do for the fw water. Should i just buy market rodi water, make the entire 30 gallons with my rodi, or buy sw from the lfs?
I just want to make sure i do this right at the beginning!
All the options will work. But doing it yourself will be the cheapest
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All the options will work. But doing it yourself will be the cheapest
Agreed, but how long would it take with a 100gpd rodi unit?
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Agreed, but how long would it take with a 100gpd rodi unit?
A looong time lol About 7 hours
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Sheesh! Based on that, should i maybe just but all rodi water at the lfs for around 10 bucks? Or maybe do half that, and half my rodi water?

Maybe i could start filling up a day earlier?
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Sheesh! Based on that, should i maybe just but all rodi water at the lfs for around 10 bucks? Or maybe do half that, and half my rodi water?

Maybe i could start filling up a day earlier?
I'd get all RODI water then. Lucky for me mines makes about 5g in 5 mins.
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I'd get all RODI water then. Lucky for me mines makes about 5g in 5 mins.
Haha well arent you lucky!

Is it alright if i mix and fill up my tank tomorrow, even if the rock isnt here? I wouldnt add sand either but could i fill it up with water?
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