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Old 08-20-2008, 10:08 AM   #31
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I think 1.024 is a great salinity to have. I use to run mine at 1.020 but my hitch hiker corals did not thrive. Once I upped my salinity they grew like crazy.
You may want to consider taking a little more water out. Once you add the rock, it will take up space and raise the water level.
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Old 08-20-2008, 10:24 AM   #32
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Good Info Roka.... Thanks
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Old 08-20-2008, 10:28 AM   #33
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Old 08-20-2008, 02:16 PM   #34
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Question

Hey is it normal for the salt dust to stay on the inside on the glass or was that silt from the sand?
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Old 08-20-2008, 02:20 PM   #35
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It could be silt or even diatoms.
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I'm A Newb....Sorry what's Diatoms?
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Diatoms are a type of algae that are common in new tanks. They generally burn out in a week or so. They look like brown dust and can cover the glass, rocks, sand, etc.
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Oh... no this all white....
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Does it come off pretty easy? If so, it's probably silt.
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Yeah it comes off pretty easy... Should I remove it or let it be....??? Also Took out about 4 more gallons and replaced it with 4 gallons of fresh water and now my Salinity is between 1.022 and 1.023 I think I am satisfied with the level that I have it at... Also Just for now til I get a new Skimmer I will use the Skimmer I have that's is Submersible.... I'm pumps out about 150 GPH so I should be goo til I get a Hang on.... At least to cure whatever LR i will have in there.... Well I will let you guys know about my cycle once it's started and will go from there.... I just want to tell everyone in the forum you guys been great to answers all my Dumb questions..... everyone has been so kind to give there ideas, opinions, and thoughts......
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