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Old 04-27-2006, 02:22 PM   #51
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you know, i knew there was a reason i saved the box in garage

unfortunately i am in the office today and not telecommuting like usual, so i can't go looky right now, but i do believe you may be right. if not, sponge and a zip tie might be in the works

haha.. i knew there was a reason i donated money to this site, so people could point out the obvious to me since i miss it so easily!
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Old 04-27-2006, 04:47 PM   #52
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If you do not have the foam pad in the box I would try a piece of filter material instead of foam. Depends on the sponge you are referring too. Some manufactures use a chemical on the sponge so it will not harden when dry.
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Old 04-27-2006, 05:06 PM   #53
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my lfs sells 'sponge-like' material that is probably a filter, i just am using the wrong terminology again

so i'll stop by there tonight and pick up a foot of it just in case

How long should it take for all the salt to break down in the tank? I have the whole system circulating and both powerheads running yet this AM i still had a little bit laying on the floor of the tank. Is it normal for it to take a while to break down like that?
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Old 04-27-2006, 05:15 PM   #54
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How long should it take for all the salt to break down in the tank?
That all depends on the amount of circulation. I am sure you are aware of this but in the future always mix SW in a separate container.
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Old 04-27-2006, 05:25 PM   #55
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yup, have the brute garbage can cleaned out with heater & powerhead ready for pwc water

i just figured if the tank was empty then mixing it in the tank was ok
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stick your mitt in there and give the bottom a quick stir to get the salts waterbourne. Or, throw a powerhead on the floor of the tank.
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i just figured if the tank was empty then mixing it in the tank was ok
It is. Do like ryguy suggested and you should be good to go.
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Old 04-28-2006, 08:40 PM   #58
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Refractometer is telling me it's at 1.023
Temperature is at 80
Flux capacitor, fluxing

The MagDrive 9.5 doesn't come with a base pad to sit on, so I'll be going and picking up some foam to wrap it in. I'll also redo one of the hoses so it's not pulling the pump against the side of the sump as much. After that, turn on the skimmer and see if it blows up. I turned it off as it was really noisey. Well, the pump was anyway. I wanted to solve one noise problem at a time.


I'll siphon off some water tonight and add my sand and base rock.

whee!
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Use a piece of PVC to add the sand so the sand storm will not be as bad.
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have the pvc in the garage... just hope i dont forget it in the am

wife had an ultrasound today and found a blood clot after having her gall bladder out last week... that slowed me down a bit today as far as the tank goes...
long as she doesn't have to go to the ER, i'll keep on truckin' in the am

have to remember to put in the filter in the am to catch all the excess sand
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