Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-23-2012, 04:25 PM   #21
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Schism's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lima, Ohio
Posts: 2,093
Sand is completely optional as well as how much. Dry sand is preferable as it cheaper and does not contain all the dieoff of live sand. Live sand is generally a ripoff.
__________________

__________________
29g Mixed Reef, 150w 14k Phoenix MH w/ Moonlights, Reef Octopus BH1000 HOB Skimmer, Ecotech Vortech MP10es, ReefKeeper Lite (Plus), PH Probe, Temp Probe, ATO, Carbon/GFO Reactor.
Schism is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2012, 05:12 PM   #22
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
barterking85's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Canada, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,532
Thanks again my friend
__________________

__________________
My biggest worry is that when I'm dead my wife will sell my aquarium gear for what I "SAID" I paid for it.
Ryan
barterking85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2012, 01:33 AM   #23
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
barterking85's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Canada, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,532
Ok so I got a 50 gallon bag of instant ocean, 2 mp10 probably overkill but they can grow with me, a refractometer, 20 lbs of carib sea white sand so now I am waiting till I get it all set up to buy my live rock wich is 6.50 per lb with great Caroline(spelling?) growth from a local club member for dirt cheap

My question is how long after I mix my water do I wait to put it in the tank keep in mind there is no livestock until I get this baby cycled?
__________________
My biggest worry is that when I'm dead my wife will sell my aquarium gear for what I "SAID" I paid for it.
Ryan
barterking85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2012, 01:47 AM   #24
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Hondatek's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 3,969
You can add the sand and the water and the salt to the tank with the mp 10 for you initial fill up. Then when it's all mixed well at the correct salinity add your rock.
__________________
Feed your Filtration
Give it to Porc Chop he'll eat anything!!!!!
"This is my tank and these other fish just live in it"
^ Quoted from Porc Chop^
Hondatek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2012, 03:35 AM   #25
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
barterking85's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Canada, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,532
Great I will post my next update when I get my order getting excited
__________________
My biggest worry is that when I'm dead my wife will sell my aquarium gear for what I "SAID" I paid for it.
Ryan
barterking85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2012, 05:38 PM   #26
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
barterking85's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Canada, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,532
Ok so I am wondering if this water is ok to use until I save up more funds for a ro/di unit ?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-73540382.jpg
Views:	54
Size:	165.0 KB
ID:	97191   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3917056361.jpg
Views:	57
Size:	150.5 KB
ID:	97192  

__________________
My biggest worry is that when I'm dead my wife will sell my aquarium gear for what I "SAID" I paid for it.
Ryan
barterking85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2012, 06:51 PM   #27
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Schism's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lima, Ohio
Posts: 2,093
Your best off finding someone who sells 0 TDS Ro/di water. That water is not 0 tds. Could it be fine? yes, could it be a problem? Yes. Its up to you what your willing to risk. When its not 0tds your taking a risk and playing a guessing game, its up to you to decide if the risk is worth it, or if your ready to deal with the problems that can arise from unknown water.
__________________
29g Mixed Reef, 150w 14k Phoenix MH w/ Moonlights, Reef Octopus BH1000 HOB Skimmer, Ecotech Vortech MP10es, ReefKeeper Lite (Plus), PH Probe, Temp Probe, ATO, Carbon/GFO Reactor.
Schism is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2012, 07:53 PM   #28
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
barterking85's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Canada, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,532
Quote:
Originally Posted by Schism
Your best off finding someone who sells 0 TDS Ro/di water. That water is not 0 tds. Could it be fine? yes, could it be a problem? Yes. Its up to you what your willing to risk. When its not 0tds your taking a risk and playing a guessing game, its up to you to decide if the risk is worth it, or if your ready to deal with the problems that can arise from unknown water.
This is the problem I can't find it anywhere no pet stores within 2 hrs has or any grocery store

Where would one find it?
__________________
My biggest worry is that when I'm dead my wife will sell my aquarium gear for what I "SAID" I paid for it.
Ryan
barterking85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2012, 08:22 PM   #29
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Schism's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lima, Ohio
Posts: 2,093
Look on craigslist for someone selling it. You can also make a looking for listing. That might get you somewhere. If not then if it were me id wait till i could afford Ro/di unit. 120 bucks on bulkreefsupply.com Ive used grocery store water in the jugs when i started and i testes all brands i could. All contained phosphate and anywhere from 25-100 TDS. God only knows what else is in it. Including heavy metals, and other nuisance minerals. I had major hair algae problem with that tank among a few other issues. It was mostly setup as a test. Tore it down and restarted the tank. Distilled, ro, ozonated water however it is labeled in the store contains lots of unwanted crap and every brand i tested was slightly different and inconsistent from one lot to the next lot. I suggest not trying to cut corners on the water as its your base for everything else and already sets u off on a bad foot the minute that tank is filled. Starting clean and perfect will set you up for an easier tank and less headaches.
__________________
29g Mixed Reef, 150w 14k Phoenix MH w/ Moonlights, Reef Octopus BH1000 HOB Skimmer, Ecotech Vortech MP10es, ReefKeeper Lite (Plus), PH Probe, Temp Probe, ATO, Carbon/GFO Reactor.
Schism is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2012, 08:39 PM   #30
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
barterking85's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Canada, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,532
That sucks cause Craigslist has a total of 25 listings on the entire site for Halifax Canada nobody uses it here but I am looking on Kijiji much more popular but it's happening either way I already ordered my live rock so it's gonna have to do for the time being until I buy a ro/di unit which I will have to do soon I guess
__________________

__________________
My biggest worry is that when I'm dead my wife will sell my aquarium gear for what I "SAID" I paid for it.
Ryan
barterking85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
40 gallon, reef, starting

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.