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Old 03-29-2005, 02:27 PM   #11
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ive found that aging your salt water in a new tank can cause the calcium to precipitate after about 24-36 hours

I don't think I understand what your saying. Could you please clarify? Do you find that when you age your saltwater and add it to your tank you're seeing calcium precipitating? I've never seen anything like that happen in my setup.
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Old 03-29-2005, 04:18 PM   #12
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when aging salt water in a new tank (the one in which you are aging in)

in other words i bought a 20 gallon tank to age saltwater in after 24-36 hours the calcium started precipitating out over and over for about a year at which time i stoped using that 20 gallon tank and switched to an old 10 gallon tank which had been used as qt. the calcium did not prcipitate.
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Where dosing something. I thought calcium precipitation was because there is too much calcium. I'm at a lost to how a glass tank can cause this to happen. Was this a brand new 20g?

I keep extra saltwater in a covered container with a PH. Just incase I need an emergency water change. A few days before a water change I will make more salt water in the same bucket.
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Old 03-30-2005, 03:50 PM   #14
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yep and no just salt and ro/di water. odd aint it.
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That's really odd, douggiestyle. I wonder why that is?
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Old 03-31-2005, 10:52 AM   #16
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oh i know. all i can say is for someone else to try it. again the glass tank was new, never used for a thing other than mix.

i should add that i age with a powerhead with the air inducter thing and heater.
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Crush two tbs minced mint leaves (no stems) with the juice of two limes, two tbs of sugar and a shot of light rum. Marinade eight cleaned jumbo shrimp for two hours in fridge or overnight (overnight is best). Skewer and salt shrimp. Broil or grill over medium high heat until shrimp become opaque (apx. two and a half min per side). Serve with black beans cooked with garlic, green onions, bacon and topped with a slice of lime.
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Old 03-31-2005, 04:32 PM   #17
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the only time I've ever had new SW that's aging precipitate the calcium was 2 weeks ago, when I had the bright idea to pre-dose the new water with calcium and alk buffer.

For the record, I don't do any heating of top off water. Consider that its often close to room temp (70 degrees) and that you're probably only adding 1-2 gallons to at least 20 gallons. you're talking about changing the temp of the tank water about .1 to .2 degrees. who cares?

now for a water change, yes age the SW, and yes bring it up to the same temp.
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Old 03-31-2005, 05:33 PM   #18
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nope not adding buffer.

were you using a new glass tank. by new i mean never used.
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