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Old 09-09-2004, 03:32 PM   #1
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Toping off tank while cycling

My 75G FOWLR tank is in the process of cycling. I have mixed up about 4 gal of water in a bucket, added a thermometer, and a Rio 800 pump to circulate the water. The slainity of the spare water is the same as the tank. Can I just top off my main tank with this water when the level becomes low from evaporation? Thanks.

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NO. Top offs are with FRESH water.
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dang, anemoneman beat me.
top-offs are only done with freshwater. salt doesn't evaporate, neither does calcium and minerals...just H20.

so top off with freshwater, preferably R/O, although for curing LR, dechlor'd tap water is probably sufficient.
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dang, anemoneman beat me.
top-offs are only done with freshwater. salt doesn't evaporate, neither does calcium and minerals...just H20.

so top off with freshwater, preferably R/O, although for curing LR, dechlor'd tap water is probably sufficient.
Cool, thanks.

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And yes top off the tank during the cycle.
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