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Cardinals,blendies what can i have?
Old 08-21-2011, 04:43 PM   #21
 
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is tis total dissolved salt?
Total Dissolved Solids.
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:49 AM   #22
 
okay, but would I need a protein skimmer with live rock,and corals
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:39 PM   #23
 
Yes, RO/DI take out all the garbage that out water supply has in it. The salt that you add gives back the trace elements and calcium, among other things. Skimmer removes organic waste from fish and corals before it becomes a problem, it can't get it all, so the Live Rock grows living organisms that also aid in the transport of crud.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:27 PM   #24
 
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RM, is there a significant risk to not waiting 24 hours after mixing salt to add saltwater to the tank? I fill my homer bucket with RO/DI, mix in Instant Ocean salt for a minute, and siphon it into the tank. I used to fill the bathtub with warm water and leave the homer bucket in it to warm it up before adding it to the tank, but after skipping that step once because I was in a rush and seeing the thermometer fluctuate only one degree before righting itself after a while, I don't bother with that anymore. The only coral I have in my tank at the moment is xenia, but the xenia, my shrimp, crabs, and fish seem unfazed.
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:38 PM   #25
 
that still didn't answer my question... If I add about 75 lbs of live rock would I need a P.S.
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:50 PM   #26
 
Its best to have one, but no, your size tank doe snot require one. If you keep up on your water changes, you can get by without one.
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:38 AM   #27
 
Okay I think that makes the salt water fantasy become more of a reality, I think that I would not get one, but get lots of live rock, maybe live sand probably argonite with T5 and try to keep a anenamoe and corals as well, then the fish would be 2 clown fish,3 panama cardinal fish,and 3 yellow clown gobies, also maybe some fire fish, maybe read up and get a catalina goby
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Old 08-24-2011, 12:31 AM   #28
 
what would you guys add to this RO system Aquarium Water Quality: AquaticLife Reverse Osmosis and Deionization Units
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:31 AM   #29
 
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Don't know enough about those, can't say.
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Would add nothing to this one though.

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Old 08-24-2011, 03:05 PM   #30
 
All right, wil try o get one
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