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Old 10-11-2012, 11:32 PM   #11
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I will. Just not at once. I don't want my filter to suck air.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:33 PM   #12
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I also plan on adding a bit of saltwater with it, so my salinity doesn't plunge down.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:39 PM   #13
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I'm so confused right now.....,, why wouldn't you just turn the filter off and do a 50% change!!!!?????
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:46 PM   #14
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If you are changing water, i.e. taking SW out of the tank, all of the water you put back in needs to be SW, unless you are attempting to lower your salinity. But there is not much benefit in terms of the issues you are seeing with NH4 and NO2 in doing a 7% change. It will have no discernible impact. More effective would be a large change tomorrow, and another large change a day or 2 later. If you match the SG and the Temp, it won't hurt the tank at all - and it will drastically cut the levels of NH4 and NO2 in the tank.
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I think I'll try that this weekend, because I have school, and would get to start at 6:00. That's a really short amount of time to match salinity, and temperature. Especially with that much water.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:37 AM   #16
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I don't understand how time has anything to do with it. You should be mixing / heating your Sw in advance.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:51 AM   #17
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I've been trying to understand. You wanna mix your saltwater at least 24 hours on advance IMO. Are you testing your salinity?

At least we know why your zoas aren't growing.

I'd really like to see some pics, a nice full tank shot would be good.
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How new is this tank?
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:18 AM   #19
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How new is this tank?
Based the OP's first post the zoas have been in the tank for a month and a half.

I have zoas in my tank less then a month old and have seen growth.

Pictures would help IMO. I'd like to get a look at the setup and lighting etc, really get a look at placement of power heads and things.
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Based the OP's first post the zoas have been in the tank for a month and a half.

I have zoas in my tank less then a month old and have seen growth.

Pictures would help IMO. I'd like to get a look at the setup and lighting etc, really get a look at placement of power heads and things.
Sounds like its cycling? Some ammonia present and ntrite?
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