Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 01-19-2015, 11:48 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
eatsomepopcorn's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 278
Sandy Gritty Buildup in Makeup Water Bucket

I made some water in my new home which is fed by a city well. The city takes iron out, but leaves magnesium and calcium. I run water through my water softner and then my RO unit. I made 55 gallons and added salt and I have a heater and small circulation pump. The water has been in there a month and I noticed my thermometer, circulation pump, cords have quite a bit of sandy gritty build up on them. I can wipe it away and it seems like sand is coming off an going to the bottom, but its not really sand. My question is can I use this water or should I make another batch.
eatsomepopcorn is offline   Reply With Quote

ate, build, sand, water

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lower GH an KH, white buildup below water line dyscea Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 17 08-19-2014 05:42 AM
Safe to add clown fish to sandy water? Will they die in the bag from lfs? SneezingTetra Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 9 03-22-2011 09:18 PM
Hard water buildup Cleaning help molocha Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 3 07-28-2008 11:49 PM
Tenacious, gritty, green glass algae! TomK2 Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 8 03-24-2006 12:07 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:41 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.