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Old 05-26-2013, 11:18 PM   #41
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Do you let the salt mix for at least 12 hours? Freshly mixed salt can burn a fish's gills.
No I don't I was unaware of that, so I should let the salt mix set for at least 12 hours?
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:37 AM   #42
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Yes... Mix it and let it sit overnight. It's also important to keep the water aerated. You can use an old filter or powerhead. But if you have nothing just stir it on occasion, it's better than nothing. Even if that wasn't the reason for the fish deaths it couldn't have helped. Good luck, it stinks to lose fish.
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Oh, 12 hours is kind of a rule of thumb... There is nothing wrong with waiting longer.
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:22 AM   #44
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Just tested again and everything looks good so far
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:23 AM   #45
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Yes... Mix it and let it sit overnight. It's also important to keep the water aerated. You can use an old filter or powerhead. But if you have nothing just stir it on occasion, it's better than nothing. Even if that wasn't the reason for the fish deaths it couldn't have helped. Good luck, it stinks to lose fish.
Thanks man ill be sure to let it set overnight from now on
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:55 AM   #46
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All my corals seem to be doing good, does anyone have any suggestions for getting rid of green hair algae on the glass besides a mag float ( some kind of invert or something, preferably not a chemical )
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:33 AM   #47
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Nothing is more efficient than your scraper, and produces less bio load. All living remedies are hit or miss.
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Old 05-27-2013, 04:40 PM   #48
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Nothing is more efficient than your scraper, and produces less bio load. All living remedies are hit or miss.
There's just some places I can't get to either because of rocks or the skimmer , I've seen some sea slugs will do the trick but that some of them will put out toxins if stressed out that can harm things in the tank
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I mix my water and when the salt is dissolved, place it in the tank. I have never waited 12 hours to place water in my tank. I do however make sure my RO/DI WATER is at the same room temp as my tank.
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I mix my water and when the salt is dissolved, place it in the tank. I have never waited 12 hours to place water in my tank. I do however make sure my RO/DI WATER is at the same room temp as my tank.
I'm sure you are using a high quality salt mix that dissolve quickly lol
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