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Old 06-03-2007, 08:50 PM   #11
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If the LFS is saying to top off with SW they have no clue and I would never ask them for advice again.
Your correct in your thinking, water evaporation leaves salt behind and you use fresh water to top off the tank.
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i knew i was right. well when i rung the lfs and asked them this i didnt get the normal guy i deal with who is the SW guru there. he was sick. anyway some lady there told me to top off with SW. i told her what i thought but she didnt listen. if she didnt know she shouldnt give advice at all. i would prefer someone to say i dont know rather then give the wrong advice
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Go back and ask the lady how the dead sea got the way it is



I've done retail.. still do part time.. If I dont know I say so. If they get mad I just tell them I'd rather not give them bad info lets ask ...... they are our expert.
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the salt would kind of remain behind...however i told my lfs this and they said no use SW?
What is the SG of their tanks then 8O
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What is the SG of their tanks then
Probably the same as the Dead Sea!!! LOL!
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I got a similar setup. 155g with 30g sump/fuge. 3x150mh lights. Canopy open in the back with two fans blowing.

I planned my set up with the sump/fuge on one side underneath Skimmer mounted in the middle. I put a 37g tank on the other side and used the JBJ auto top-off unit. I only have to fill the 37g with FW every 2 weeks or so. I love the JBJ.
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I thought I responded yesterday but I don't see my post here....
My setup is similar to yours and Ray's. I have a 125 and I bought the JBJ. I got a 45 gallon Brute trash can (I was going overseas for a month) whihc now sets next to the tank. That get's filled once every 2-3 weeks with rodi water. I pump from there to the corner overflow. You want to make sure that the flow from the TO reservoir is above the water level in your reservoir. If it's not you'll create a siphon from the reservoir to the tank that won't shut off.
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Don't worry Cmor, you are not going crazy, you responded to a similar Post in the General Hardaware/Equipment Section....
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What is the SG of their tanks then

Probably the same as the Dead Sea!!! LOL!
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Thanks Scott, but you're too late. I must be crazy. I'm here, aren't I <LOL>.
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