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Old 01-20-2013, 12:15 PM   #51
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Hey would you trust a Ebay heater for mixing salt. What size should I get and what size pump and how do you attach them to a bucket?

I can get a 100 watt for like $8 and then if I have one die I can use it in an emergency until I get a, new one
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:28 PM   #52
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Hey would you trust a Ebay heater for mixing salt. What size should I get and what size pump and how do you attach them to a bucket?

I can get a 100 watt for like $8 and then if I have one die I can use it in an emergency until I get a, new one
That will work just fine. A cheap little pump or power head will work just fine.
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:12 PM   #53
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Ok so I'm assuming I need to be doing weekly water changes when I get livestock after I get the tank cycled. How much should I plan on changing.
Its a 36 gallon tank. I would probably try to mix 4 gallons of water in a 5 gallon bucket. Or should I look into getting a small 10 gallon trash can. should I mix it the day before or 2 days
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Ok so I'm assuming I need to be doing weekly water changes when I get livestock after I get the tank cycled. How much should I plan on changing.
Its a 36 gallon tank. I would probably try to mix 4 gallons of water in a 5 gallon bucket. Or should I look into getting a small 10 gallon trash can. should I mix it the day before or 2 days
4-5 gallons is plenty weekly. Your fish and tank will be happy.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:32 PM   #55
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Well tank looks clearer today until I turn the hob filter on lol.
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Well tank looks clearer today until I turn the hob filter on lol.
Really? Hmmmm... Maybe clean out the filter? It may have got "gunked" up with sand or it could be blowing the sand around. Can you take another pic?
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I will in a hour our so when I get home. It isn't bad. I ran the filter when I added the salt then shut it off so when I turned it back on some stuff was in the filter water
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I will in a hour our so when I get home. It isn't bad. I ran the filter when I added the salt then shut it off so when I turned it back on some stuff was in the filter water
Ahhhh... That could be it. Maybe it just spit out some debris.
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Yeah it is went by both local lfs there tanks are very bad, looking. One store had a sign saying no fish for sale??? Prices outrageous there to. the other store says he can order me fish for cheaper than other stores. He didn't have salt tanks so I would have to make sure I pick them up when he gets them. Should I order from him?
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Yeah it is went by both local lfs there tanks are very bad, looking. One store had a sign saying no fish for sale??? Prices outrageous there to. the other store says he can order me fish for cheaper than other stores. He didn't have salt tanks so I would have to make sure I pick them up when he gets them. Should I order from him?
Have you checked out LA? Someone that doesn't deal with saltwater I dunno...

You have a good QT tank setup? Make sure you QT them before putting them into your DT.
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