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Old 11-25-2013, 08:15 PM   #11
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Can you possibly buy ro/di water from your lfs? Using tap, even with prime can cause all sorts of headaches, like what you have going on now
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The ammonia may be from disrupting the sand bed, but it's not directly from the cyano, or removing it. How much sand do you have left?
If you are planning to add more I would do it in small amounts over a period of time, so not to suffocate whatever is living in the higher oxygen areas of the sand bed. Covering the entire bed with an inch of sand would surely kill off some, if not all, of whatever you have living in it.
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:20 PM   #13
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Can you possibly buy ro/di water from your lfs? Using tap, even with prime can cause all sorts of headaches, like what you have going on now
Never new you could buy it at lfs. What is a normal price for it?
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The ammonia may be from disrupting the sand bed, but it's not directly from the cyano, or removing it. How much sand do you have left?
If you are planning to add more I would do it in small amounts over a period of time, so not to suffocate whatever is living in the higher oxygen areas of the sand bed. Covering the entire bed with an inch of sand would surely kill off some, if not all, of whatever you have living in it.
Some areas have approx. 1.5 in. then some areas I am starting to see the bottom of the tank. I was going to add like 5 cups over a week period would this be to much to fast?
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Water cost depends on your area and if you want salted water already mixed. You could buy the water from those big water machines at like walmart and then mix your salt at home. Thats what I did until i got an ro/di unit. It cost me I think 30 cents a gallon, so not too terribly expensive. It would be a good thing to try out and see if you can do it, it will help immensely.
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Water cost depends on your area and if you want salted water already mixed. You could buy the water from those big water machines at like walmart and then mix your salt at home. Thats what I did until i got an ro/di unit. It cost me I think 30 cents a gallon, so not too terribly expensive. It would be a good thing to try out and see if you can do it, it will help immensely.
Ok, I will check it that. Thank you for your help
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Some areas have approx. 1.5 in. then some areas I am starting to see the bottom of the tank. I was going to add like 5 cups over a week period would this be to much to fast?
That would probably be fine.
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Old 11-26-2013, 06:34 PM   #18
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just a thought. my tank had proba solid 3" sb when i set it up. i now have prob 8-10 bare spots behind rocks and in random spots. you more than likely are going to have bare spots no matter what when using PFS (thats what i use) so dont feel too bad if you have bare spots. i personally wouldnt add anymore just because its a bit of an un-needed headache .
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