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Old 11-25-2012, 10:02 PM   #21
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I used a 45gal, 20gal cooler and 5,5gal buckets.if you don't have a truck maybe a friend does. If you go with salt mix look at dr gs they sell it in Fl. Less expensive excellent quality and made in US. Check out their site
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:10 PM   #22
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My LSF lend me the tubs for the initial fill, then I kept 4
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there has to be a company that brings it to you and just pumps it from the truck
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:38 PM   #24
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lets say i do end up mixing salt, can i just fill the tank with rodi water and then mix in the salt and once its right i add rock and sand or can the rock and sand be in there with just rodi water and then mix salt?
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lets say i do end up mixing salt, can i just fill the tank with rodi water and then mix in the salt and once its right i add rock and sand or can the rock and sand be in there with just rodi water and then mix salt?
In a new tank, you can mix the salt in the tank before adding lr, or sand, but after that you'll have to mix salt separate.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:46 PM   #26
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Isn't it bad for the pump to run the salt through it?
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Isn't it bad for the pump to run the salt through it?
No the salt will dissolve, it won't cause any problems. That's how most people do it when they initially set a sw tank up.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:38 PM   #28
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I would still have to bring 70 gallons of rodi water to mix it right?
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I would still have to bring 70 gallons of rodi water to mix it right?
Yes you would have to fill the tank with RO water and then add the salt. See If you have a window cleaner in your area they use RO water now, I paid mine to fill my tank for me.
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Yes. Depending on how they filter the ocean water, that might be the better/easier option since you won't have to mix the salt and adjust the salinity.
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