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Thread: 20 gallon long

  1. #111


    0 Not allowed!
    Ok thanks, how mich should I get because I'll be broke for a month or two after I set it up? How should I store and mix my sw?

  2. #112


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    Try this one:

    The difference between 14 and 15K is not going to be very significant.
    My hood is 30" it only has 26" and 34" are closest.

  3. #113


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    Most folks keep a container with a powerhead running in it for mixed saltwater. Having a smaller tank, I used a 5 gallon bucket with a nano powerhead in it. I would do a water change, mix the next batch of saltwater, and leave it sit with the powerhead running for the week until the next change. Then I would run my RO/DI filter into a 5 gal water cooler jug to have water for the next batch. You need to have some on hand in case of unforeseen tank problems.
    20gal long planted community

  4. #114


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    Ok thanks, I will get 3 powerheas then, ah so much money so much.

  5. #115


    0 Not allowed!
    well, it doesn't have to be a powerhead, the water just needs to be agitated enough to keep the salt mixed. The only reason I used a powerhead, is because the powercord on one of mine was damaged, so I couldn't use it in the tank for fear of trickle charge. So I wrapped the cord with electrical tape and used it for mixing salt.
    For a small amount, an air stone w/pump might create enough flow. Good salt doesn't settle out that easily, but you don't want any powder to make it into your tank, either.
    20gal long planted community

  6. #116


    0 Not allowed!
    Ok thanks, so with the salt I'm getting can I use a air stone?

  7. #117


    0 Not allowed!
    No way to know until you mix. It depends on what you're mixing at, plus I've never used the salt you've decided on.
    Mix up a batch, let it sit for a few days with whatever agitator you are using, see if there's any powder on the bottom. You'll have time to experiment as the first batch of water while you are cycling doesn't really matter, as you won't have any stock in the tank.
    20gal long planted community

  8. #118


    0 Not allowed!
    Ok thanks, hopefully I can make enough money to get everything before I move.

  9. #119


    0 Not allowed!
    Ok, I have decided to, NOT get a sw until I'm 15 because of labor laws I can't get a job till then so I won't have a steady supply of maney till then.

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