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Old 01-27-2013, 01:26 AM   #471
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Apet66 look for my thread called "proper salinity"
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:28 AM   #472
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:45 AM   #473
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Ok tested again the nitrite dropped fast lol
Ph 7.8 so I have to get it up

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Ph of the new saltwater I mixed I can't tell from the pic of the saltwater color card


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Old 01-27-2013, 02:09 AM   #475
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Ph of the new saltwater I mixed I can't tell from the pic of the saltwater color card
Looks like It's at least 8.0
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:19 AM   #476
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8 or 8.2 and that was straight distilled water. I went ahead and done a 4 gallon water change and I pulled about a half gallon more and added fresh. Got 4 more mixing.
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How quick does the Marine buffer work? Cause I guess I'm going to AC Tuesday or Wednesday when I get paid and getting a pair of clowns

Ok nitrate still 20 after a 4 gallon change maybe the 4 gallon I'm gonna do tomorrow will lower it
I hope out of 12 gallons of distilled water I bought from Walmart after tomorrows change I'll only have a gallon left
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How quick does the Marine buffer work? Cause I guess I'm going to AC Tuesday or Wednesday when I get paid and getting a pair of clowns

Ok nitrate still 20 after a 4 gallon change maybe the 4 gallon I'm gonna do tomorrow will lower it
I hope out of 12 gallons of distilled water I bought from Walmart after tomorrows change I'll only have a gallon left
Buffer will work instantly, you may have to buffer a few times until it stabilizes. Your nitrate at 20 is not bad. Weekly water changes will keep that in check.
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So I keep putting buffer in it until I get to 8.2 then I add the fish correct then when I make water up I buffer the bucket to get to 8.2 then do water change correct
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So I keep putting buffer in it until I get to 8.2 then I add the fish correct then when I make water up I buffer the bucket to get to 8.2 then do water change correct
Imo I would buffer every other day in the tank. I wouldn't buffer in the bucket. Your salt mix should bring it up some. Best to add your salt water then let your tank run for 15min or so to mix the new water. Then test to see where you are. My tank fluctuates from 7.8 to 8.2. Too much of a fluctuation one way or the other is what's most harmful. In short - gradual is best. You could add fish without it being right on 8.2
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