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Old 01-01-2012, 03:06 AM   #761
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Um.... I'm not sure but it might make it rise by one point. You can add the salt in the last bucket. And yes you can turn on the pumps etc now but not the protein skimmer until you have the salt in your tank.
Oh i kindof messe up. I meant like, if you add a cup too much does that change the salinity drastically?

Ok, ill add the salt tomorrow possibly. I still have to callibrate my refractometer haba

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Oh i kindof messe up. I meant like, if you add a cup too much does that change the salinity drastically?

Ok, ill add the salt tomorrow possibly. I still have to callibrate my refractometer haba
No not really. At most by one point ex if it was 1.023 it might change change to 1.024 but it won't change to 1.022
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No not really. At most by one point ex if it was 1.023 it might change change to 1.024 but it won't change to 1.022
Oh, ok i got it!

So what if after i fill up, the reading says somthing bad like ex: it says 1.027. Then i want to lower the salinity. How would i do that? What about raising the salinity?
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Oh, ok i got it!

So what if after i fill up, the reading says somthing bad like ex: it says 1.027. Then i want to lower the salinity. How would i do that? What about raising the salinity?
In order to lower just remove saltwater and top off with RO water. In order to raise the SG remove some water and add about a cup or two to raise the SG by one or two points.
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In order to lower just remove saltwater and top off with RO water. In order to raise the SG remove some water and add about a cup or two to raise the SG by one or two points.
Thank you so much! Ok, im not sure if iv got everything covered but were getting there!
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Thank you so much! Ok, im not sure if iv got everything covered but were getting there!
Glad to help. Are you planning on a sump in the future?
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Glad to help. Are you planning on a sump in the future?
Maybe in the future, but not for awhile. It would be a fun diy!
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Are cups a standard measurement over in the states?

I have cups here that are large and small, for instance I have a coffe cup that holds around 400ml and a tea cup that holds around 180ml.....
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A cup is a measurement. A cup is 236.588237 ml... a measuring cup, and a cup for drinking wouldn't be the same.
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A cup is a measurement. A cup is 236.588237 ml... a measuring cup, and a cup for drinking wouldn't be the same.
Ya so like a cup you use for baking right?

Like blah blah this recipe requires one cup of blank
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Thank you sir!

Ok guys, well im planning on saving the other two buckets of rodi ive made and adding them plus the salt on monday. That will give me 25 gallons, which should leave room for all the sand and rocks as far as displacement goes
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Just to clarify.....
Add all your water, then start adding salt to the ENTIRE volume of water.
DO NOT add all the salt into 1 5gal bucket of water. What will happen is the alk and calcium will be so high it will precipitate out of solution and will not redissolve. You will end up with a mix very, very low in alk, calcium, or mag...or low in all 3.
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Just to clarify.....
Add all your water, then start adding salt to the ENTIRE volume of water.
DO NOT add all the salt into 1 5gal bucket of water. What will happen is the alk and calcium will be so high it will precipitate out of solution and will not redissolve. You will end up with a mix very, very low in alk, calcium, or mag...or low in all 3.
Oh really? I thought it was all into the ery last bucket?

Okay, i will add all the salt into the tank (were all the water is being stored)

After that should i turn everything on like the powerheads and skimmer and filter?
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Have the tank filled with water and turn on the powerheads. Then start slowly pouring in the salt. Once you have the salinity to around 1.026 (35ppt) you can turn everything else on.
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Have the tank filled with water and turn on the powerheads. Then start slowly pouring in the salt. Once you have the salinity to around 1.026 (35ppt) you can turn everything else on.
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Yay!!! Looks good so far!
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I agree, nice job with the equipment.
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