Recently Purchased Tank

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  1. b25oshea

    b25oshea Blue Ring Registered

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    Finally, after months of interest and planning, I placed the order for the tank from drsfostersmith.com; most important items:
    Emperor 280
    20 gallon Long
    Lee's Protein Skimmer

    I wished to know what the best method of salt mixing would be. I didn't order an expensive powerful pump, so I was thinking of just mixing the initial batch (20 gallons) of seawater IN the tank, and adding the sand and rock later. I would then do subsequent water changes in buckets. Would this be appropriate?
     
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    sideways Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    That should be fine. I just set up a 30 gallon myself. I just poured the salt into the water but I have a pretty powerful powerhead mixing it up. I just found out while searching for water that Culligan sells RO/DI for $.35/gallon...just in case you need help finding some. Good luck, keep us updated. John
     
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    Dilemma

    After opening my protein skimmer esterday, I realized that I need TWO air inputs; one for the airstone and one for the upward flow. However, my Rena 100 only provides ONE air output. I am debating whether or not to buy an air splitter, or buy a new air pump that has tw air outputs.

    Michael O'Shea
     
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    Dilemma

    After opening my protein skimmer esterday, I realized that I need TWO air inputs; one for the airstone and one for the upward flow. However, my Rena 100 only provides ONE air output. I am debating whether or not to buy an air splitter, or buy a new air pump that has tw air outputs.

    Michael O'Shea
     
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    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    You should be fine to split it Michael!
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    Cloudy Water

    After mixing the salt and adding the Argamax sand, the water has become extremely cloudy. For how long will this condition last?

    Michael O'Shea
     
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    if it's not clear by now, it should be by tomorrow
     

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