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newsome1082
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PostPosted: 2003.11.07(Fri)17:27    Post subject: water changes? Reply with quote

I am about to do my first water change for my 55 gal tank. Do I mix the salt and water the night before and let it sit, then pour it into the tank after taking out approx. 15/20 gals?
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johnsab
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PostPosted: 2003.11.08(Sat)12:14    Post subject: Water Changes Reply with quote

I'm just now getting back into aquariums but when I would change water
in my previous tanks I would put the salt and water in buckets and run
powerheads in them overnight.
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karlas
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Joined: 07 Feb 2003

PostPosted: 2003.12.01(Mon)9:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes run the powerheads over night at least 24 hours is best. Most salts when freshly mixed can have an ammonia reading also salt added to the tank right away has the potential to burn fish and corals. So leave it sit its the best thing.
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