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Old 02-19-2014, 03:49 PM   #31
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Ouch...that's gonna hold a lot of chlorine and everything else that was present in the water. I might let the sand dry out. It won't get rid of the dissolved solids that were in the water, but at least the chlorine should out-gas and go away. Either that, or just do an RO/DI rinse once you get your unit.
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So pull all of the sand out of my tank?
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Old 02-19-2014, 03:55 PM   #33
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You might be able to use some Prime to dechlorinate and bind to the heavy metals in the water, too...Folks use tap in their tanks w/ Prime, so I'd imagine that for the (relatively) small amount of water being held in the sand, compared to the total system volume, you should be OK with a Prime treatment after getting saltwater in the tank.
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Is there a way to test for chlorine? Couldn't I use a dechlorinizing additive?
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Yes, there are chlorine tests, but see my comment above your post...
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I'm treating with Amquel right now which is comparable to Prime. It's been three days.
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Never used it, but if it's a good dechlorinator, I think you should be OK. Just make sure to use RO/DI from now on
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