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Old 03-29-2005, 04:36 AM   #1
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is it better to let sw age

just wondering new at the sw thing.. Would it be better if i let my top off water age for little before i add it to my tank. now i just put into a bucket with a heater once it reaches ny tank temp i add it is that ok
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Old 03-29-2005, 08:30 AM   #2
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You aren't topping off with salt water are you? If you top off with saltwater you are adding to the salt content of your tank everytime. When water evaporates the salt is left behind in the tank. Use freshwater to top off...


If you are using RO water you don't need to age it... Tap water should be treated with a dechlorinator treatment and then left for about a day.
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I totally agree with mjvincent. The water evaporates, not the salt. I fill a bucket with RO water and keep it in the cabinet under my tank. I've seen some designs for auto-topoffs that I wouldn't mind trying.
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I use an autotopoff, but when I didn't I would let my RO sit overnight just to warm up to at least room temp (it's pretty cold out of the tap).

I let my SW age overnight more to stabalize the temp and make sure that my readings are acurate.
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help please! I am new and I am not figuring out how to work this site. I've been to chat but everytime I'm there I find no one there. Is there a specific time everyone chats? Or amI doing something wrong? Also, everyone is shown offline, is this common?
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I keep my sw moving with ph's for at least 24-48 hours and at 80 degrees, my ro water I just warm up.
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just wondering new at the sw thing.. Would it be better if i let my top off water age for little before i add it to my tank. now i just put into a bucket with a heater once it reaches ny tank temp i add it is that ok
Aging it is a good idea. As mentioned, make sure you are using FW for all top-offs. Just make sure the temp of the water is the same as the tank water.
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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 do not know why. but when using an older tank that was used as an aquarium at one time no precipitation occurs at all duing any given time. my current mix for a water change has been aging for about 3 mths lol.
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