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Old 01-20-2013, 03:25 PM   #21
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Ill do a 3 gallon change and then retest i might wait till tuesday also havent decided yet
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:06 PM   #22
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It can't hurt to wait. Test two more times Once when you do a PWC and again on Tuesday see what it says and go from there.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:11 PM   #23
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Im getting the saltwater prepared right now! I might take theo two chromis back to the lfs later on once my tank is mature for some trade ins i want a few angels and a few clowns lotsa shrimp coral and inverts
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:13 PM   #24
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Got my trates inbetween 10 and 20 with a 2 gallon water change, i will be waiting till i can pick up some more water to transfer everything over, as i only have one gallon left, should i do another water change prior to tansferring?
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:28 PM   #25
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I would try to get them down to zero in the new tank before transferring any livestock... but that's just me. You may be able to get away with it but idk
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:40 PM   #26
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Ill wait till i get more water its gonna be a while as im on a budget! Ill do another water change about 5 gallons on tueaday then test, if its under 10 ill do the deed !
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:23 PM   #27
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I'm in the same boat. I was buying 5gallon boxes from petco but it was 11.99 plus tax for each box. When I first set up my tank I didn't wanna spend that money so luckily my friend let me use his rodi machine. I have a. 55 gallon. I ended up buying my own off eBay for like 75$ shipped but it was used. The Tds reader was showing over 100ppm. I just realized this last week and been dojng top offs and water changes since November I changed all the filters except the ro membrane still read 100 it went down like 40 ppm. I hope this solves my issue. Basically where I'm getting at is the most affordable is to but a brand new rodi unit. Brs has em for like $130. It's a lot up front but totally worth it in the end.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:13 PM   #28
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My trates are 10 ppm, and im going to be adding my first few critters tonight, my peppermint shrimp, and 1 mexican turbo and 1 astrea turbo if my frags dont open by tomorrow ill be moving them as well
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:20 PM   #29
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Heres a pic of the tank, and the diatoms! Sorry for the lines in the pic its off my iphone and my light is so strong it soaks into my lens !!
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:24 PM   #30
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Very nice
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