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Old 08-09-2013, 11:39 PM   #1
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Have a little problem

Well when I first got started I had my tank full and didn't do top offs tell the water got so low that the power heads would make bubbles then I would add water but never back to full then I started to get lazy and moved my powerheads down farther into the tank but then I got my own rodi unit and started to fill it up but not all the way because I was to scared to add too much and kill everything so right now I keep it a little over 3/4 of the way full ( probably why my hob skimmer doesn't work ) and I have got tired of looking at it that way and was wondering if there is a safe way to fill it back to the top. Need help!!

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Old 08-09-2013, 11:43 PM   #2
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add some ro/di every day to your tank to maintain proper salinity!
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:48 PM   #3
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Test the salinity of the tank water and make the ro/di water the same salinity and temperature. Then you can add a bunch of water to get it to the top.
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When you do your next water change just make more - match temp and salinity and fill 'er right up...
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Ok thanks for the help and the quick responses.
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Do I have to use an air stone when I am mixing the salt.
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Old 08-14-2013, 01:35 PM   #7
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Do I have to use an air stone when I am mixing the salt.
Better off putting a powerhead in there. Works best for me and fast
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Better off putting a powerhead in there. Works best for me and fast
Do I have to put something like that in there or can I just stirr it every so often.
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Do I have to put something like that in there or can I just stirr it every so often.
You can stir it but it'll take longer for all the salt to mix
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