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Old 03-29-2011, 01:10 AM   #31
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:14 AM   #32
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Not sure if I missed it but yes, you do want a heater set at the temp of your tank so it's the same when you do your PWC

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OK, Just bought a second heater and thermometer at the LFS.

Ordered this online, as they do not sell refractometers at the LFS. I sure hope this is a good one?

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Old 03-29-2011, 11:15 PM   #38
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OK, just completed my first PWC.

Was pretty messy. As I go along I'm sure I'll develop a technique that makes it go smoothly.

I also think I'm going to need to keep the bin of saltwater all the time to top off the aquarium. So after emptying it I think I'll just fill it up again for the next time I need it (leaving extra for top offs).

One thing though, the water was a little cloudy after I did the PWC. Is that normal?
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You should be topping off with plain water, not mixed salt water.

Sometimes I get a little cloudiness, it should settle back down after awhile.
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You should be topping off with plain water, not mixed salt water.
How come? Wouldn't that bring the SG down? My definition of topping off is adding some water so there isn't a gap between the top of the aquarium and the visible waterline. Is this what topping off means in the aquarium world?
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