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Old 02-08-2012, 07:05 AM   #31
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Biorb? I don't know what that is. You need flow in the tank. You definitely need to thoroughly mix the salt. A power head for ample flow is absolutely necessary before you add livestock.
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Bio orb is one of those small tanks no more then 16gallons Fish Aquariums and Related Aquarium Kits | PetSmart

In other words it's like an advanced day and age fish bowl.
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Old 02-08-2012, 02:48 PM   #33
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I think power heads are to way to go. Then just mix you water for pwc in a 5 gal bucket or something like that depending on the amount you need to mix and use a power head and a heater in there. That should be all you need.
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It's going to be very difficult to enjoy this globe style tank. Everything will be a challenge. Where will you put a power head? You can't use a bubbler or you will have a salty mess all over the top of the tank.
I hope it works out for you.
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:27 PM   #35
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Yes salt creep does get onto the top of the tank, but I can deal with that. I'm just giving it a go, if it doesn't work out then it doesn't work out. Won't be adding any creatures until its perfect so no harm in trying at the mo!
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I have removed the remaining undissolved salt from the bottom of the tank and topped up to the correct water level. Specific gravity is at 1.023 so all good thanks for your help guys!
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I am cycling my tank.
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A pile of unmixed salt at the bottom is definitely a bad thing for livestock!
After you cycle the tank you will want to mix your salt and water outside the tank for a long time to ensure it's completely dissolved, before adding it to the aquarium.
I was just goingto say that. Shouldn't the salt all be dissolved before the water is put into the tank? Otherwise the salinity would be different each water changes until you put the salt in and it dissolve. Did you read the sticky for starting Salt water aquarium?
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