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Old 10-19-2012, 11:23 PM   #1
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Tank has tiny bubbles floating everywhere!?

My tank is cycling and recently used my Hydrometer to check the salinity and it was at 1.004 way to low so I used more instant ocean salt last night.
Checked it this after afternoon and it was at 1.020 . Double checked for air bubbles even flicked at the stick to get any bubbles out of the hydrometer and still points
At 1.020 witch it better. But my question is why are there Soo many tiny bubbles everywhere? Has all the salt not dissolved yet? Will it go away?
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:16 AM   #2
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Bubbles just on the glass? How long has your tank been set up. I have the same hydrometer and mine is off .006. I'd take your water to you lfs and have them test the salinity. Mine was reading 1.023. At my lfs it was only 1.017. Just something to keep in mind. What kind of filtration?
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:25 AM   #3
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Not on glass it just looks like flying salt or bubbles everywhere. I've been cycling my tank for about a week now. The water was clear before but now that I added more
Salt it got like this. I use a 750 power head also use my filter and canister filter.
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:29 AM   #4
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If you wipe the glass do they go away. In sure your salt is all devolved. Did you say you poured the salt in yesterday? How big is the tank?
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:30 AM   #5
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I just added the salt yesterday around 10pm it's a 37 gallon tank
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:48 AM   #6
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It should start to clear up especially with that 750. Did you add live sand and rock?
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:04 AM   #7
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That is pretty fine sand that you are using. The pumps may be stirring it up a little. Did you rinse it before adding? Salt dissolves pretty quickly, I would suspect some of dust from the sand.
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:06 AM   #8
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Yeah I didn't even look at the sand. It's beautiful sand. Very fine tho.
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:12 AM   #9
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I have the top fin argonite sand. I do not have live rock at the moment. would you happen to know how much instant ocean salt of half a cup do I put in a 37 gallon tank?
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:18 AM   #10
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I believe it's half a cup per gallon so 37x2 is 74 half cups.... I think.
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