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Old 10-07-2010, 06:02 PM   #21
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Ok cool so DW is cheap lol

What is LFS and RO???- Sorry Im a bit new
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:23 PM   #22
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:40 PM   #23
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Thanks... also, how much Distilled water is too much? my tank is prolly lacking about 2g give or take and its a 10g tank. is it ok to just fill the difference with distilled?
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:50 PM   #24
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You need to test for salinity.
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:52 PM   #25
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I absolutely cover my aquarium. I always have. I'll adjust the water and clean the hood as necessary. To have the bubbles popping and the little droplets flying out are not what I want shooting into the room. It's bad enough that I actually have to wear goggles when opening my tank! I recently have been getting eye infections b/c the top of my tank is right at my eye level. I have a bubble wand thingy and try to make sure the filter goes out on the surface. But I want to keep my babies happy. But it is definitely not sealed. It has openings in the back for my equipment. Otherwise, I never thought about it being sealed.
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:54 PM   #26
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What is salinity and how do i test for it? sorry im REALLY new apparently
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:59 PM   #27
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Salinity or Specific Gravity tells you how much salt is in the water. If you have a saltwater tank you MUST check the salinity or S.G. The best instrument to use is a refractometer. They can be found on Ebay or any of the online retailers.
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Oh wow, well when water evaporates there is DEF a lot of salt residue, And all over the top of my lamp that I have as lighting & heater lol, and all over the filter and sides of the glass... is all that an indication of too much Salinity???
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Since the water has salt in it, where ever it splashes it will leave a salt deposit. That does not indicate you have too little or too much salt in the water. You MUST test the salinity. When water evaporates from the tank, only the water evaporates and that makes the salt concentration higher in the tank. Too high is no good just like too low is no good.
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Oh ok well then I'm gonna take an educated guess and say that right now, the salinity IS too high b/c I've had the tank for just over a month now and only SW has gon into it, for the initial fill and also for refills, and its gone through A LOT of evaporation, I've gone through 2 5g Containers of SW since I'v had it, so I'm just gonna fill the diff. with DW unless my mom finds SW at this Fish store she found... Ok well thanks for the advice (Lol we totally took over this persons thread haha next time I'll just make my own)
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