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halnick
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PostSubject: Ready made saltwater???   Ready made saltwater??? Icon_minitime1/23/2011, 8:10 am

Has anyone ordered/purchased and had delivered saltwater ready made to fill new aquariums, I have a new setup and need to fill the tank with 180 gallons. The largest container I have is a 30 gallon plastic trash can that I plan to use for water changes. Thanks in advance.
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bkozolup
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PostSubject: Water   Ready made saltwater??? Icon_minitime1/23/2011, 9:06 am

How far are you from Pittsburgh pa.
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bkozolup
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PostSubject: Re: Ready made saltwater???   Ready made saltwater??? Icon_minitime1/23/2011, 9:12 am

I would be cautious on the water. If it is old it will be depleted of nutrients and will be more problematic for your cycling. If you can do a copper and see if it is ro water lfs (local fish stores) say its ro and its tab etc etc. Are you adding the water the same day as fish. I would always prefer to make my own water. I had an emergency one day and lost roughly 100 gallon and my lfs came up with 2 55 gallon rubbermaid cont. My tank at that time was never right again i had a major die off and algae blooms . I hope this helps
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halnick
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PostSubject: Re: Ready made saltwater???   Ready made saltwater??? Icon_minitime1/23/2011, 9:23 am

Tnx for the info, yep I have always made my own, but thought I'd asked since so many things change in this hobby. I'm about three hours from Pittsburgh,Pa
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edub
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PostSubject: Re: Ready made saltwater???   Ready made saltwater??? Icon_minitime1/23/2011, 10:11 am

Just be patient.it's worth it.took mo over a week to fill my 125g with RO.
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bkozolup
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PostSubject: Re: Ready made saltwater???   Ready made saltwater??? Icon_minitime1/23/2011, 11:55 am

I can give you about 50 gallons and sand to cycle your tank. If intersted i have green totes just get contractor bags and fill then up . My sand is about 5yrs old it has anything you need to cycle and i got some rock i can toss your way so you dont have to have any die off
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bkozolup
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PostSubject: Re: Ready made saltwater???   Ready made saltwater??? Icon_minitime1/23/2011, 11:56 am

but for the price of gasd and time it would be better to make your own
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halnick
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PostSubject: Re: Ready made saltwater???   Ready made saltwater??? Icon_minitime1/23/2011, 11:13 pm

I wish I did live closer,tnx so much for the offer, but edub is right, I will just be patient.
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PostSubject: Re: Ready made saltwater???   Ready made saltwater??? Icon_minitime1/26/2011, 4:41 pm

I found out that Petco has five gallon boxes of premixed saltwater, they say it is seawater for 12.99..................
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edub
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PostSubject: Re: Ready made saltwater???   Ready made saltwater??? Icon_minitime1/26/2011, 4:57 pm

That would be a lot of money for 180g.Either call your local water company (who ever brings water to offices,hospital etc..) and ask them if they have RO water,distilled and have 180g delivered and mix it 30g a time at home.Or go to the grocery store and buy a few 5g refill buckets for 1.50 and make a few trips to the store and mix at home. It's worth the work. $$$
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PostSubject: Re: Ready made saltwater???   Ready made saltwater??? Icon_minitime1/26/2011, 7:49 pm

yeah thats a lot of water to have delivered, id take the mix it at home advice, seems more logical and cheaper.
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PostSubject: Re: Ready made saltwater???   Ready made saltwater??? Icon_minitime1/26/2011, 8:09 pm

Couldn't you even buy distilled water at the grocery store for more like $.75/gallon and mix it at home?
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PostSubject: Re: Ready made saltwater???   Ready made saltwater??? Icon_minitime1/26/2011, 9:48 pm

halnick wrote:
Tnx for the info, yep I have always made my own, but thought I'd asked since so many things change in this hobby. I'm about three hours from Pittsburgh,Pa
Please go by Snyders and pick me up some pretzels.
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PostSubject: Re: Ready made saltwater???   Ready made saltwater??? Icon_minitime1/27/2011, 4:00 pm

I picked up a Kent 50 gpd RO/DI unit today, it drips so slow to start, well we will see












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PostSubject: Re: Ready made saltwater???   Ready made saltwater??? Icon_minitime1/27/2011, 4:11 pm

your RO/DI production rate is assumed at a certain water temp. Being January, it might be a little hard to get 50gpd.
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PostSubject: Re: Ready made saltwater???   Ready made saltwater??? Icon_minitime1/29/2011, 6:21 am

Update:, Things are coming together with the water, RO/DI system has picked up speed once all of the air was out of the lines, I figured out that once you place your rock and sand and anything else you put in the tank it displaces where water would be so a 180 gallon tank will only be about 150 gallons in the end.
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PostSubject: Re: Ready made saltwater???   Ready made saltwater??? Icon_minitime1/29/2011, 6:48 am

halnick wrote:
Update:, Things are coming together with the water, RO/DI system has picked up speed once all of the air was out of the lines, I figured out that once you place your rock and sand and anything else you put in the tank it displaces where water would be so a 180 gallon tank will only be about 150 gallons in the end.

yes remember that when you start dosing I have a 180 with a 75g sump and start my dosing at a total water volume of 160 then go up from there as needed.
did you throw away the 1st 5 gallons of RO/DI you made?

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PostSubject: Re: Ready made saltwater???   Ready made saltwater??? Icon_minitime1/29/2011, 9:24 am

Yes I did, got the unit used with mew filter media. Just came across what looks like a reactor, not sure what it is. I will try to post pics later.
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PostSubject: Hey we can pick up the snacks just send me ur address   Ready made saltwater??? Icon_minitime1/29/2011, 9:46 am

Dr. Who wrote:
halnick wrote:
Tnx for the info, yep I have always made my own, but thought I'd asked since so many things change in this hobby. Hey we can pick up the snacks I'm about three hours from Pittsburgh,Pa
Please go by Snyders and pick me up some pretzels.
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PostSubject: Re: Ready made saltwater???   Ready made saltwater??? Icon_minitime1/31/2011, 3:49 pm

Dr Who
I'm waiting for your pretzel order....
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