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Old 10-23-2012, 09:37 PM   #1
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How long to keep water?

Ok guys here goes. I am brand new to the hobby. I have everything set up and ready to go. I ordered Live Rock and it should of been shipped tomorrow, unfortunately their supplier is out. My question is how long can I keep the water I made? It is in a 32 gallon trash can with powerhead and heater? The live rock should be here next Friday (11 days from now). I have base rock, should I wait or add the base rock and add the water and start the tank? Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 10-23-2012, 09:40 PM   #2
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The water can sit in the bucket for a while as long as it is being circulated. If i were you i would just add half of the sand, then add the water to the tank. Wait to add the base rock because you will have to take it out anyways when your live rock comes so you can aquascape with it. Then once you have all the rock create a cool scape and then add the second half of sand so that the structure is secure.
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:09 AM   #3
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That thing is so nice! Can't wait to see the finished product! Doesn't look like you're a beginner.
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That thing is so nice! Can't wait to see the finished product! Doesn't look like you're a beginner.
Just know a little bit about carpentry. Thanks for the compliment...
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:19 AM   #5
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Do you pictures of inside the wall? What size tank is that?
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Do you pictures of inside the wall? What size tank is that?
Its a 75 gallon. I will post a pic later today of behind the wall.
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If my city water has chlorimine, and i think my RO/DI does not remove it, should i treat the water? If so what should i treat it with?
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If my city water has chlorimine, and i think my RO/DI does not remove it, should i treat the water? If so what should i treat it with?
Mine has chlorimine as well. I use my RODI system then mix my salt and water in a 30 gallon trash can for a few days. I add some Kordon's AmQuel Plus and Novaqua. Some people like the Prime as well. I let it set for at least a day. If I didn't have the chlorimine I wouldn't add anything to the water but I'm a little scard not to because of it.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:58 PM   #10
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Thanks Nikki,

That's exactly what I did today. I looked at some filters to take it out, Expensive!!
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