Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-24-2011, 01:01 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Pschmitt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Granada Hills, Ca
Posts: 250
Water change

I've been aerating my RODI water for 24 hours before adding the salt. Is this step necessary? I heard it would balance the PH. How many of you are doing this and who just adds salt directly to new RO?
__________________

__________________
Pschmitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2011, 01:06 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
I don't aerate my ro water. I just go to the garbage can when needed take what i want and mix inside in buckets.
__________________

__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2011, 01:37 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Pschmitt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Granada Hills, Ca
Posts: 250
Well if that's the case I just saved myself a whole day. Would take me 48 hours to make a batch. Does Home Depot carry the larger storage containers? And what would I be looking for? Going today to get like a 30 gal one but don't want to make a bunch of water that's going to go bad. However, it would make life a lot easier knowing I always have some RODI on hand ready to mix. So, which brand to make sure nothing leaches?
__________________
Pschmitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2011, 01:49 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
I do believe its the rubbermaid brute ones that you use. I have a 32g one. Make sure its the sturdy type or it will bow under all the water pressure.

It takes me about 6 hours to fill it and I also fill 4 5g jugs as back up. That gets me through the week.
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2011, 01:52 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Pschmitt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Granada Hills, Ca
Posts: 250
Thanks. Going shopping.
__________________
Pschmitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2011, 10:57 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 63
You can also use plastic barrels. I found two 55 gallon barrels for 10 dollars on craigslist.
__________________

__________________
Kmurraylhs is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
change, water change

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discus suddenly died after water change Sarretty Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 11 08-18-2011 09:17 PM
Milky water after water change fishiefish51 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 14 08-08-2011 01:27 AM
A primer on un-filtered aquariums BlackMagic Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 1 08-07-2011 08:25 PM
Milky water after water change fishiefish51 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 0 08-07-2011 10:29 AM
Max pH Change at Water Change tlkng1 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 14 06-25-2011 07:03 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.