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Old 08-06-2011, 06:37 PM   #11
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Do you mean fishless cycle not 'flawless'?! Although flawless is what we all strive for! everyones tank cycles differently, mine has cycled extremely fast but I have a lot of LR, LR rubble in my filter too plus RO premixed water and I think a lot of luck comes into it but patience is key plus research!
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Old 08-06-2011, 06:44 PM   #12
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:42 PM   #13
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For some reason my hydrometer is giving different readings
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Old 08-06-2011, 10:23 PM   #14
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For some reason my hydrometer is giving different readings
Tap it a little bit, may have air bubbles in it..
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:26 AM   #15
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Have you left the needle In saltwater for 24 hours?! It needs to be seasoned to give accurate readings xxx
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:52 AM   #16
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Seasoned? That's a new one on me. Yeah tap it for bubbles. Take it to your LFS to check it against their water for accuracy.
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:03 PM   #17
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Verify the accuracy of your hydrometer by following the instructions on your salt mix container.If it is off you can allow for it when reading it in the future.
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Seasoned? I forgot to rinse it out after I used it so maybe there's salt in it?
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:58 PM   #19
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When I mean seasoned I mean if it is a new hydrometer, ideally it should be left for 24hrs with saltwater in it to give you a more accurate reading when you come to use it
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Oooo so should I do that now? Just fill it with sw and let it sit?
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