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Old 03-16-2007, 12:18 AM   #11
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I just tested the water in the tank and holding tub - the tank is still ~1.018 SG, and the holding tub (which hasn't been moved or added to since we premixed last saturday (it has been mixing since then, just nothing has been added to it) is still at ~1.023. Very odd.
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Same temps?
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Old 03-16-2007, 11:12 AM   #13
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Holding tank~78
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That is strange. I would just start doing top offs with the premixed SW until you reach your desired salinity.
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That's the plan at this point - I also noticed that the pH keeps dropping lower and lower in the display tank - started right at 8.2 - now it's down to ~7.6 -- something else I should be addressing?
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That's the plan at this point - I also noticed that the pH keeps dropping lower and lower in the display tank - started right at 8.2 - now it's down to ~7.6 -- something else I should be addressing?
Not during your cycle, it may even take a few months to balance out.
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True...your PH will drop down until your tank stablizes, after a couple months. I also mix my SW in a way similar to that of the other guys that chimed in. It is always a good idea to mix your SW at least 24 hours before use. Your hydrometer is not going to give you accurate readings until the water is 78-80 degrees. Sounds like you have a plan on correcting your SG so I will leave it at that.
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Thanks again everyone - I (and my tank) really appreciate your insights and patience!
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