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Old 12-12-2011, 07:17 AM   #631
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That's what I was thinking but I already had s burst of diatoms and it went away.
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:03 AM   #632
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That's what I was thinking but I already had s burst of diatoms and it went away.
Hmm...it usually only happens once from my understanding! Well thats okay, itll be gone soon. When shall we get another fish sir?
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:29 PM   #633
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I'm probably going to upgrade all of my filtering first and then get a lot of corals and another fish after Christmas. I will be getting a rodi unit for Christmas hopefully so my water will be pristine. Im not adding anything else until then most likely. I want my water to be pristine first and I think there might still be some tds in the distilled water. Do snails put off a lot of waste or Is that all my fish? It's like everywhere lol.
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I'm probably going to upgrade all of my filtering first and then get a lot of corals and another fish after Christmas. I will be getting a rodi unit for Christmas hopefully so my water will be pristine. Im not adding anything else until then most likely. I want my water to be pristine first and I think there might still be some tds in the distilled water. Do snails put off a lot of waste or Is that all my fish? It's like everywhere lol.
Your going to upgrade your filter?? I thought you just bought one! Ya, good call on the rodi unit first, that will be so convenient. And i bet thats your clown lol.

Question, when you buy your water at like walmart, how long do you mix it? Do you buy it saturday, and mix it in a bucket with salt until sunday? How many gallons do you change per week? Thanks, i need to learn this for my tank
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:06 AM   #635
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I mix it overnight and keep it heated. I do a 10% weekly but I'm not always on time with it. As for the filter, I'm going to add stuff to it and maybe buy an aquaclear filter to mod. I'll buy chemipure and other things maybe. I'll also get some more food.
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I mix it overnight and keep it heated. I do a 10% weekly but I'm not always on time with it. As for the filter, I'm going to add stuff to it and maybe buy an aquaclear filter to mod. I'll buy chemipure and other things maybe. I'll also get some more food.
Oh i forgot about the heater, would a 10 gallon heater suffice?
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Ya if your doing less than ten gallons of water your water change.
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I just got my RO/DI set up yesterday. Has some leaks, but I got enough water made up for my water change today before my new corals arrive. Getting pretty excited about them.

But the 5 gallon bucket for your RO/DI to work into and a heater to get it to temp is great. So much easier than having jugs of water or buying saltwater premixed.
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Lol I know, it's getting annoying having to lug around jugs and spend a bunch of money on the water.
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:13 PM   #640
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Update

I bought a bunch of stuff today! I bought some filter floss, carbon in a carton, omega 1 fish flakes, and a new magnet algae scraper. I put the filter floss in with carbon because I didn't think the live rock rubble and skimmer were sufficient. I put it on top of the rock near the output. Will this become a potential problem? I bought marine omega 1 fish flakes, that's the good stuff right? The algae cleaner magnet is a much better cleaner and is doing a great job. The diatoms are Finally coming off the rock! It's still on the sand and glass though.. I guess it's going away though so that's good. That's about all, any suggestions?
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