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Old 02-20-2012, 03:08 PM   #51
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Yes plain water first. To get rid of the ph and salt in the rock.
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:10 PM   #52
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I change my water in the morning before going to work. When i get back from work and before i go to bed. My ph was stable in just over 2 weeks.
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With the money spent on water, you can just buy base rock
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:53 PM   #54
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So you just cure it in plain old water first and then salt water after the Ph drops to normal correct? The reason I ask is my rocks are ready to come out of the sand and into the water tonight.
Yes. The saltwater cure is not necessary but just an extra precaution that's worth taking, plus if you throw a bit of LR/ LS in you can give the life in the rock a head start before dumping it into your DT.
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With the money spend on water, you can just buy base rock
I've probably put about 100 g of tap water into this. My main reason for doing it was to get my desired shapes
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I've probably put about 100 g of tap water into this. My main reason for doing it was to get my desired shapes
Gotcha. I was just saying as a heads up for others. Tap costs me 40 a gallon so it'd come around $60 with supplies and a 3 month wait.
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Yeah I was going to put some live rock and a power head in there for the saltwater cure. Maybe some colonize.it works good in my tank I wouldn't see why it wouldn't help boost my bb in the tub and give the rock an extra little push
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40 cents a gallon? Holy cow! Is that the going rate?
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Where are you paying 40 cents/ gallon?! I'm pretty sure I only pay 18 cents in Wisconsin. Its pretty sad when a city thinks its OK to charge the same price for tap as I can go yet a gallon of r/o at the grocery
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Where are you paying 40 cents/ gallon?! I'm pretty sure I only pay 18 cents in Wisconsin. Its pretty sad when a city thinks its OK to charge the same price for tap as I can go yet a gallon of r/o at the grocery
Maryland. But my water is very clean. Only thing that's off is PH
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