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Old 09-18-2011, 10:51 PM   #41
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I use seachem.... Alot better than most...
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:59 PM   #42
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I have all those already but calcium, and magnesium so that won't cost much, anything else you can think of I would need for corals, and can you add them anytime or do u add slow like fish? Its going to take a while to use the instant ocean I already have, then how long should I start using the reef salt before adding corals?
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I have all those already but calcium, and magnesium so that won't cost much, anything else you can think of I would need for corals, and can you add them anytime or do u add slow like fish? Its going to take a while to use the instant ocean I already have, then how long should I start using the reef salt before adding corals?
Just acclimate to temp... 15-20 min, place in tank. Go ahead and add corals now and on your next pwc, use the reef salt.
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Do you qt your corals?
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:48 AM   #45
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no... you can dip them, but they can go right in tank.
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:45 AM   #46
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My coral banded shrimp molted, and his shell is way under the live rock, will it hurt anything to leave it in there or do I need to dig it out?
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:49 AM   #47
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I've left and removed molts, depending on size and where it's located. If you have to break down a tank to get to it I just pass. lol The system should be able to handle it.
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Thanks it's in a rough spot, does anyone clean their filter sock by soaking them in 10 parts water to 1 part bleach then rinsing and soaking in Rodi water before use, that's what the instructions say, but it makes me nervous using bleach, in the past I've just used water and then soaked in Rodi and let dry before use, but it's a pain to get them clean with plain water.
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I clean my filter socks by using a high powered nozzle on my garden hose. Gets them really clean but you get wet doing it. lol

i also have put them in my washer, no detergent or bleach and it works as well. I am also antsy about using bleach with my tank. just worries me more than I am already. lol
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How often do you clean your filter socks, I have been doing mine twice a week is that enough?
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