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Old 04-21-2014, 10:31 PM   #31
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OHHHHHHH ok
So it's like freshwater live plants, you can get them but they are not necessary! Ok, sorry about that
Ok so I guess I'll start off without them, and if in the future I can get them I will
By the way, is cycling similar to freshwter?
How do I measure the salt levels?
And what about water changes?
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OHHHHHHH ok
So it's like freshwater live plants, you can get them but they are not necessary! Ok, sorry about that
Ok so I guess I'll start off without them, and if in the future I can get them I will
By the way, is cycling similar to freshwter?
How do I measure the salt levels?
And what about water changes?
Cycling is same idea but done differently. The rock is your biological filtration as it houses the bacteria. My favorite method is to throw a raw shrimp in a mesh bag in and let it decompose as your ammonia source. You then test just like fw. To measure salinity you use a refractometer. To mix sw you fill up a bucket with rodi water, add the appropriate amount of salt, stick a powerhead in an let it mix overnight
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Ok, so let me guess, RODI is water that is roved from chlorine and all that no?
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First dive into the salty side!

Oh and corals are very differet than plants . Corals are animals that have a commensal relationship with photosynthetic algae.
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Ok, so let me guess, RODI is water that is roved from chlorine and all that no?
It has nothing in it, no dissolved solids, nothing.
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So it's pretty much, water, like H2O
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So it's pretty much, water, like H2O
Yeah kinda lol
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Oh, sounds expensive
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Oh, sounds expensive
Nah not when buying 5 gallons at your lfs costs $2.50 and you have to drive to get it every week. 2.50 x 52= $130 plus gas. Whereas an rodi is $130-150 and you don't have to drive anywhere.
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Ok, what if I dichlorinate the water and add all that stuff?
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