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Old 02-20-2012, 08:31 PM   #61
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Ours is pretty good a little phosphate and a ton of chlorine and fluoride. So I stick to r/o but for what I pay its not bad drinking water lol
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:12 PM   #62
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Ok so I talked to mr. X last night for quite some time and got all my questions answered about the long term effects of cement on an aquarium. Basicly if its cured properly there is no effect what so ever on the tank.
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:26 PM   #63
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What will happen if you don't cure it properly
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:32 PM   #64
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What will happen if you don't cure it properly
It will continue to cure in your tank and leak out toxic chemicals. Take your time to make sure it's cured, the ph is a solid indication when it's ready.
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What Ph are you stopping at? Or are you just going until it stabalizes for a while? That's what I figure ill do then 2 weeks in saltwater withe a good dose of colonize, some established live rock out of my tank, a heater and a power head. Try to get it seeded a little bit before it goes in the display tank
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from what i have read it seems like it is ready to go into the tank when your ph is the same as the ph of your regular tap water,
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It will continue to cure in your tank and leak out toxic chemicals. Take your time to make sure it's cured, the ph is a solid indication when it's ready.
I'm not exactly sure what chemicals are in the cement but there is a warning on the bag to wear goggles and gloves because it can burn your skin. And if you think about it that makes perfect sense since it dries chemicaly
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:57 PM   #68
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Alright ladies and gents my rock is in the sand how long do I let it sit for?
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:39 PM   #69
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I waited 2 days. After 1 day it was still fragile.
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:41 PM   #70
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Here is a pic of my rock ready to go in the tank
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