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Old 07-03-2011, 06:35 AM   #11
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Well your tanks at the right temperature but I'd try to get it to like 78. Get the tank salinity right then add the live rock, the dead prawn then the bacteria. I've never used it before but it'll just boost the bacteria. Has all the salt dissolved? How long is it since you put the salt in?
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Old 07-03-2011, 06:39 AM   #12
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so having this higher number means to much salt is added? In the bags of live sand I got also came these small packs called bio-magnet clarifier. do u know exactly what that does for your tank? cause it tells me not to put it in till all my decor. is put in
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Old 07-03-2011, 06:41 AM   #13
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started mixing the salt last night with water as it was going into the tank around 10 pm. then as I couldn't see anymore salt in bottom of tank and well mixed I added the live sand .
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Old 07-03-2011, 06:46 AM   #14
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I'd take out a bucket full of tank water and put your RO water back in, leave it 10 minutes to mix then recheck it. It should bring it down, keep doing it til you get to 1.025.

The clarifier is just meant to clear the water quicker, bear in mind that it'll clear by itself but if you want to clear it quicker do it BUT it's an unnecessary chemical to add in my opinion.
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ok I sure will posts pictures as soon as I figure out how ha! I'm just now learning this whole site. and I thank you so much for all your help!!!! I'm going to go do what u said and see what happens... I will repost later when i get the conclusions to this doing
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Old 07-03-2011, 06:54 AM   #16
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Ok let me know
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:03 PM   #17
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Well thought I would let you know the tank is almost clean, just white lint looking particles floating around, sand is settled down, still can't get the hydrometer thing to read down low enough to put my live rocks in. I'm a bit scared to still try.. last check the reading was 1.027 so I don't know what else to do yet. the temp is 79 also. and have a air rock in (small one) but its putting some current in there. I am gonna get a powerhead to put a good current in , before I go getting my fish though. So how have I done so far? lol
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:59 PM   #18
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Personally i wouldnt add an airstone or brick or whatever you call it, there are no bubbles on the reefs of the ocean, they may stress livestock and it looks cheap.
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Old 07-03-2011, 05:33 PM   #19
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It'll settle don't worry, my tank took almost 3 days to clear so just relax lol keep changing the water til you get to 1.025. True Leighton I wouldn't put a airstone in, it doesn't need it and doesn't look natural. I'd definitely get a powerhead, they work really well if you place them and aim them correctly at the live rock. Your doing well but I'm still waiting for pictures haha
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