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Old 06-21-2013, 09:18 AM   #11
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Water and baking soda..make a slurry.
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:19 AM   #12
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The purchase price of 80 gallons of RO water from your LFS will probably come close to the price of an RO unit from BRS, which will continue to supply water for you and thus be less expensive over time.
Wow my lfs sells ro/di water for 35 cents a gallon. Would only be 28 bucks for 80 gallons. How much does your lfs charge? Like a $1.50?
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im from england but it probably works out to $1.40 per gallon over here so bout $112
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Old 06-22-2013, 05:31 PM   #14
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Wow my lfs sells ro/di water for 35 cents a gallon. Would only be 28 bucks for 80 gallons. How much does your lfs charge? Like a $1.50?
Yeah, upwards of around $2/gallon.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:10 AM   #15
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luckily managed to cancel my 3 foot tank as found a brilliant deal on a brand new 4 foot by 20 by 20 inches tank, I am now looking into live rock and I was wondering if I used ocean rock which seems to be a fraction of the price over here I assume as long as seeded with some live rock this will become live over time?
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You will want to cure the rock before adding it to the tank. Curing will kill off any unwanted nasties on the rock (as well as ensuring that any dead or dying bits of sponge, etc are gotten rid of) before they throw the cycle off.
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:01 AM   #17
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I would just use treated tap water. If it's just a fish only with live rock, it's not going to matter. Get a bottle of prime or amquel and fill it up with the garden hose.
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That would definitely make it cheaper lol! Is it just the corrals then that get affected by the contaminants in the water? The rck I was looking at was this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20KG-OCEAN...-/200617260778 just seems loads cheaper than live rock from a lfs but not ure if its more for freshwater tanks
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It looks like it would work fine. Put that dry rock in the tank, fill it up with treated tap water (salted) and then add a raw cocktail shrimp and let the cycle begin.
I'd rinse that rock off pretty good prior.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:13 AM   #20
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Brilliant! stock wise too,the tank is going to be 48 by 20 by 20 and hold about 83 gallons i understand I currently have a valentini puffer 2 clowns and 4 shrimp. I was thinking of going with some sort of tang (thinking kole or a tomini due to the size of the tank being too small for others) or a one spot foxface and some banggai cardinals with maybe a 6 line. I was thinking of an eel or a dwarf lion but with the clowns I don't think this would work? anyone see any problems or any other suggestions with this stock?
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