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Old 07-02-2015, 10:56 PM   #1
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My 10g progress!🐠

I just wanted to put my progress on here so if I'm doing anything wrong or if anybody has any suggestions! This is my first sw tank so I'm a newbie! I know I need a ro/di unit but I'm not sure what brand or how much to pay for one! So it's currently tap water with declorintor! I know that's not good but it's all I have right now! And should i try to get my salinity down now or wait until cycling is done?
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This will be day #13
Ammonia 1.0
Ph.8.0
Nitrates 5.0
Nittrites 0
Salinity 1.028
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Old 07-02-2015, 11:16 PM   #2
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Just naturally lower your salinity down with a water change. Add less salt to the bucket so when you replace the water you drained, it should even out. I really like your scape, makes it seem larger the a 10g. But one question, it's a bubbler?


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Old 07-03-2015, 03:47 AM   #3
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My 10g progress!🐠

Nice tank. I wouldn't make a huge deal over salinity yet since you are still cycling. Mine somehow got to 1.029 one time and my critters were still in one piece.


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Old 07-03-2015, 04:42 PM   #4
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Just naturally lower your salinity down with a water change. Add less salt to the bucket so when you replace the water you drained, it should even out. I really like your scape, makes it seem larger the a 10g. But one question, it's a bubbler?


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Yes it's a bubbler! In my mind it's my temporary "WaveMaker" or whatever you call it! I thought it would help not make a dead spot! Haha 😂

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Don't use a bubbler. The continual popping of the bubbles will create salt creep. This will lower salinity and the salt build up can fall back into the tank, which will burn whatever it touches. You will need to get yourself a powerhead as soon as you can.
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Would this work?


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Yup it's what I use in mine
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I use it in my 10g


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Old 07-04-2015, 05:38 PM   #9
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Ok I'm going to order it soon! is there anything else I should order? What kind of food is good yall use from petco?

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What is a good starter fish? I need to be thinking about what to get so my lfs can order it! I would ask them but honestly i think they would tell me anythin!

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