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Old 02-06-2012, 03:50 AM   #11
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Yeh I was planning on getting some live rock, heard cured was better but if uncared helps I may get some!
Does the ammonia help dissolve the salt, or have we ventured off subject?? Lol!
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:48 AM   #12
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Ammonia only starts your nitrogen cycle. It has nothing to do with salt dissolving in water. I agree with the suggestion that you could add a power head to increasing circulation and facilitate mixing.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:56 AM   #13
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Well uncured first off is cheaper and second off will give a better amonia source for your tank to start and it will cure in your tank which will be good
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:07 AM   #14
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I got mine "partially cured" from my LFS. All the muck and big stuff was gone. Looked cured but grew coraline fast and started my cycle immediately. I'll always recommend this for new tanks!
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:28 AM   #15
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Thanks! Will be purchasing some live rock this weekend and will bear this in mind
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A pound to a pound and a half per gallon is ideal.
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:26 AM   #17
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Noted!
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:19 PM   #18
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One more question, if the salt remains undissolved, will it be dangerous to my fish or clean up crew?
If so, how can I go about getting it out?
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The salinity levels will be different from top to bottom of the tank so yes and you will never know how much the salinity is. Fish might be ok? Idk but definitely not shrimp who sit at the bottom all day.

Idk how to fix I would recommend take about 10% water out and replace with FW and stir continuously to see if that works. Maybe the Water is too saturated
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:00 PM   #20
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The specific gravity level is at 1.020 which is lower than the minimum, so plenty of water left for the salt to dissolve in.
I don't have any fish or creatures in the aquarium yet so I'm in no rush, just wana know how to deal with it.
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