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Old 10-20-2012, 03:31 PM   #21
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No i turned the

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ball valves off so I could mix the salt got in DT, I had planned to let water down today and start running so I had enough room to add rock then sand. So should I open valves let run add some rodi then remove some to add rock/sand. Here I added more water for correct reading.
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:33 PM   #22
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Ya its still off the charts it seems. What I would do since this is still clean water is pull out like 4 gallons in a bucket and adjust that to your needed salinity. Then you can save that bucket for your first water change and frees up room in your tank for adjusting salinity and displacement from rock and sand.
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:39 PM   #23
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I have one of those vacuums that attaches to sink, how many inches down do you think I should remove? Here's the tank again, it 4' but a stretched octagon shape.

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Old 10-20-2012, 03:45 PM   #24
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I'd say it would be roughly 3 gallons per inch of tank but I dont kno the height of your tank so that's not exact.
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:47 PM   #25
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It's 20.5" high X 17" deep
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:49 PM   #26
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So every inch should be 3.4 gallons of water
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:51 PM   #27
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So I should take out about 1.5" out add ro/di water check again.
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:09 PM   #28
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Ya that should be a good start but seriously I wouldn't waste the extra water lol store it in a bucket
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:13 PM   #29
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Ok well I drained it and am filling with ro/di now, I'll let you know what it is when I recheck it. Thanks for quick responses. Another question, since I won't be running skimmer during cycle is it ok to leave it on sump unplugged not running with water in it?
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:17 PM   #30
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Ya its fine but if it is brand new you may want to consider running it since they do have a 1-2 week break in period.
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