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Old 11-13-2012, 04:04 PM   #241
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Okay, cool, thanks! My light was shipped however it is in California according to the tracking so I don't expect it to be here anytime soon lol. I believe my LFS sells feather dusters for 7 dollars so I may end up picking up one sometime.
Yeah, they don't care about the lights. I have a couple that are growing in my HOB filter! Lol!
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:52 AM   #243
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Is there a possibility of me doing too big of a water change? Say I'm in the mood for 30%, that'll be okay, right?

Also, what happens if I mix too much saltwater? Will it be okay sitting there for a week in a closed bucket? Maybe if I go and stir it once a day? I would just rather mix too much water for my changes than not enough because it's hard to measure how much I siphon out.
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Is there a possibility of me doing too big of a water change? Say I'm in the mood for 30%, that'll be okay, right?

Also, what happens if I mix too much saltwater? Will it be okay sitting there for a week in a closed bucket? Maybe if I go and stir it once a day? I would just rather mix too much water for my changes than not enough because it's hard to measure how much I siphon out.
30% isn't too big. You could do 50% if you wanted to.

I think it would be ok to keep if you stirred it everyday.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:38 PM   #245
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Okay, because I was planning on making 4 gallons to do a 3 gallon change just incase I take out more than I thought... And I don't want to just throw away the extra but save it for the following week's water change.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:46 PM   #246
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Okay, because I was planning on making 4 gallons to do a 3 gallon change just incase I take out more than I thought... And I don't want to just throw away the extra but save it for the following week's water change.
I've done that before. I had 1/2 gallon extra once. I just put it in a gallon jug and shook it a little each day before I finally needed to use it.
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Okay, sounds good then. Thanks!
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:45 PM   #248
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Mixed salt water for the first time today.

Does the mixed water need to stay in a bucket with a top over it? Just realized out of my 3 5 gal buckets only one has a lid and that's the one holding the salt mix. For now I just put the water into 1 gal jugs but this probably won't be good because I know I'll have to add more salt because the mix says 1/2 a cup per gal only makes the water 1.021... but when I used my hydrometer after mixing it all it would read is 1.030 no matter if I got all the bubbles out or not...
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Do I need to wear gloves once I get corals?
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:04 PM   #250
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Do I need to wear gloves once I get corals?
Well- that's up to you. Lots of people don't, some people do. I figure- better safe than sorry! Zoas have a paly toxin. It could kill you. Lots of other corals can sting... I just don't want to take my chances.
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