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  1. General Reef Discussion
    So I Have A 55 Gallon Tank Currently Have About 10 Pounds Of Tufa Rock And 10 Pounds Of Cured Fiji 2 Pounds Of Premium Fiji (Planning On Adding More Slowly. I Check My Water Levels every 3 to 6 Days My LFS says my water levels are great but Nitrates are high but it's because my tank is new I did...
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    Had a question I haven't yet come across. I had prepared 10 gallons for a water change I had planned to do before a 10 day trip to Miami/Keys and never got around to it before I left. So I unplugged the pump and forgot about it till I visited some SWEET LFS' in the Miami area and got to...
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    I have a 75 gallon now that I do a 1% daily water change on - actually just a gallon a day for simple measure. I am going to be setting up a 14 gallon biocube to get some live rock out of my sump while I do renovations and to make a temporary home for my maroon clown as I make another attempt...
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    Ok my salinity is reading 1.030 and needs to read at 1.025 right? I have a 65 how much u think I should take out n put fresh water back in to drop it? O was thinking 5-7g ....also I'm getting ready to do a water change of 20g to lower my Nitrate that spiked as well but first I wonna take care of...
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    Is there anyone that doesn't sift their sand when doing a water change? I've heard both ends of the spectrum here and wonna hear some opinions
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    Ok I just stocked my 65g reef, added some chromis, 2 true Perculas, sixline wrasse, Yellow Eyed Kole and some snails n hermits that being said I should wait like 2 weeks before I do a water change? Also I added some frags, 1 frogspawn, 1 torch and 1 Xenia....
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    hello guys, i have been having a problem with PH its always either low or too high and that is because i am new to the hobby and when i add RODI i dont know how much buffer to add per gallon so i asked the guys at the LFS and they say "oh a pinch is fine" but my PH fluctuates so much. i would...
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    Okay, I've not done many water changes so far since mostly my tanks have been cycling. Now though, it's time for my 20g. I know to make sure the water is as close to equal temp as possible.. but should I still take pains to do a slow drip of the new water in on that small tank? And when you do...
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    HI all, Can changing water without letting the new water sit for 24hr or more hurt or kill fish or corals ?. I just heard it can burn there gills off... :confused:
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    Is it ok to mix my salt water and let it set for 2-4 weeks at room temp?
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    I've been doing this for a while but am wondering if it is a problem for my 200 gallon tank (150 of which is water I'm guessing): To do a 5 gallon water change, I simply dip out 5 gallons of water and pour it into the sink. Then I dump 2.5 cups of RC salt into my drain sock. By putting it in...
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