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post #21 of 41 Old 09-24-2012, 10:29 AM
Yea, yoiu can use Mangroves in the tank. You just have to clena the leaves off every once in awhile because thats where it gets rid of the salt from the water. They are actually great for cleaning the water column.
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post #22 of 41 Old 09-24-2012, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks again reefing Another question. Probably frequently asked but i cant find the answer anywhere... Can i dry seawater to make my own salt? Is sea salt ok to use in the aquarium? Its not the normal table salt im talking about .


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post #23 of 41 Old 09-24-2012, 02:02 PM
Now that one I don't know about. Never had that question posed before.
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post #24 of 41 Old 09-24-2012, 02:53 PM
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Thanks again reefing Another question. Probably frequently asked but i cant find the answer anywhere... Can i dry seawater to make my own salt? Is sea salt ok to use in the aquarium? Its not the normal table salt im talking about .
You can dry seawater to make your own salt. You will be also taking all the fine particulates and other things that reside in your local seawater. I think it would be a process that wouldn't provide a good yield for the work involved. Why evaporate a 5 gallon container of salt to have enough salt to make 5 gallons of seawater?

As far as the "Sea Salt" that you buy in your grocery store for cooking. I do not think that it is a problem, but it usually is a lot more coarse than the salt you buy at your LFS and could be harder to dissolve. Plus you would have to be absolutely sure that there is no metal content (like from the process of turning it from seawater to salt).

Any reason you don't want to just use the "Instant Ocean" or "Brightwell Aquatics" ready-use salt?



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post #25 of 41 Old 09-25-2012, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
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KK thanks for clearing those for me :) I asked partly because i was curious and partly because i live in India and so there is no reef salt available i guess there is but i can find anywhere to buy it from.. My LFS sells it at a ridiculous price, 200 dollars for 4 kg!!!!!!! so i import it all the way from Germany.


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post #26 of 41 Old 10-16-2012, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry for all the delay in my posting here again i meant to earlier but have been very busy with the new tank... I also started a log for maintenance of the tank. Would really like to know what you think
But let the pictures speak for me......... as pictures tell a thousand words and i dont have the patience or time to write a 1000 words :P

I cant seem to see the pics i dont know why they are not appearing Ill try again....


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post #27 of 41 Old 10-17-2012, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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Got the pics at last!! Here they are........ and remember i really want feedback!! sorry about the quality.
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post #28 of 41 Old 10-17-2012, 05:15 PM
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ha-ha thanks reefing Uhh kk never mind i,m too impatient here are some more pics of my diving... Enjoy!! And let them inspire you and your reef tanks I was certainly inspired Attachment 65153

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Is that a mimic octopus 4th pic from the last??


I loooooove the lionfish pictures! <3
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post #29 of 41 Old 10-17-2012, 05:21 PM
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Got the pics at last!! Here they are........ and remember i really want feedback!! sorry about the quality.
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That looks awesome!
What size is that? It doesn't look that big!
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post #30 of 41 Old 10-17-2012, 06:01 PM
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I could have so much fun with a tank that size.... so jealous.

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