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Old 09-02-2013, 01:56 PM   #11
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Was the sump water heated? Aged for 24 hours?
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:17 PM   #12
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A new salt mix?
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:30 PM   #13
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It's the same salt mix. I always use Kent reef salt. And the water was from a 32 gallon brute trash can that was made Fri.. trash can was brand new and scrubbed and washed before we put fresh water in it. And I've used water that wasn't 24 hours old before and never saw this happen before. I did put a new bag of live sand in the sump after filling it if that would have anything to do with it.
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Possibly. If it was recently bagged it could have had some excess nutrients with it. I doubt it would be that substantial though.
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:40 PM   #15
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And our cold water is never colder than 78 degrees. Fahrenheit. And that's what I keep my tank temp at. It's just weird. I did get a big bucket of Kent salt this time. It makes 200 gallons of salt water. I usually just get the little jug that makes 50 but the big tub was on sale half price. Could the salt of been old maybe? Does salt go bad? They don't sell the big tubs as fast as the little ones so could it of sat around too long?
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Na. I use nothing but the 160 and 200 gallon buckets and never have a problem.
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:07 PM   #17
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Hm well I have no idea wats going on then. It's a new rodi unit. But I filled 2 5 gallon buckets with water that I dumped before I filled the trash can with it. How do I know if all if the membranes are working properly to know if it actually got the chlorine and stuff out? And did I throw out enough of the water before using the next water in the tank?
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you need a T.D.S. meter.
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Ok I'll get one of those.. sure hope it's not the reason all this stuff is dying.. it seems like my choc chip starfish and crabs would of died too though
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So I'm starting to think it's something just making all the starfish stiff? Because there's more brittle stars out and if I watch them closely I eventually see them move. And my choc chip starfish is stiff. He was in the same spot all day. I moved him onto a rock and he won't relax his legs. Still alive tho because all the little tentacle things in his legs are still moving. It's like he's just stiff. I'm wondering if maybe I just added too much rodi water and put them all into shock or something. Because this is the first time rodi water has ever been put in my tank and I topped off what had evaporated and filled the 35 gallon sump with it. So maybe it was too much for the first time?
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