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Old 10-26-2004, 04:45 PM   #1
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can you add r/o d/i h2o to your tank and then add the salt and have the ph's mix it up for you, or do you have to do this as a seperate process. it is a new tank with a dsb.
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You can add the salt after the water if this is a new tank with no livestock. In fact, most people prefer to do it this way. After you get your livestock is when you need to do it the other way.

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I'm just going to add to Mike's comment, that after you have the livestock, and you're mixing it up in a separate container, to do this 24 hours in advance. Freshly mixed SW will burn a fish's skin and gills...its needs to age 24 hours to fully mix and stabilize.
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