First tank

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  1. AR van As

    AR van As

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    Hi

    Started my new tank it has been running for 2 days and i dont have live rock in jet but have live sand in, and i filled the tank with sea water.
    so my question is my ph level is very high i did fill the water with ro water to top up but ph is still high is this normal for the first copel of days?
     
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  3. Dorry

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    hi don't use see water, only or water, get water from your local petstore that sell marine. Still have to wait for capple weeks before you put anny thing in your tank.
     
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    go see where your thread is, there you wil see they disc. marine for beginners read there then you know what to do and what you did wrong .
     
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    they call it The beginner discussions
     
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    AR van As Thread Starter

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    I only used see water ttheo fill the tank for the first time to get the tank up and running and im using or wster to top it up and to get the salinety correct but it is still hi?
     
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    What is your salinity and ph?

    Did you only replace the evaporated water with RO?
     
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    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Absolutely nothing wrong with using sea water.
    What is you pH and how are you measuring it?
     
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    There aint anything wrong with NSW if it was collected knee deep. Should get a salifert ph test kit and a refractometer for sg and give reading so we can assist further. There are some beginner topics that is Vital to read first if you not familiar with things.
     
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    Nanos'R'us JsPLAYn

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    thats for collecting natural seeded sea sand bra :rofl:

    natural sea water must be collected from the cleanest non poluted beach which are very scarce these days,i would rather be safe that starting a tank off incorrectly with possible poluted water

    telling a newbie nsw is ok without giving more info on means and proper places for collection is very bad advice imo @459b,here in CT we have some nice spots along the west coast,and also 2oceans as there water also runs through a mini filtration plant but again imo is still nt 100% suited for use unless u know how to get it properly tested and cleaned up and buffered
     
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    Many who collects NSW goes knee deep. Think you need to read some more :tt2:
     
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    so if i have a pool i shud just swim at the back coz water is cleaner??? what diference is knee deep to anywere else in the sea lol.... wereas sand knee deep is more populated with natural bio and pods etc cause knee deep is hardly exposed:biggrin:

    im not saying you wrong,just that what would be ur explanantion as to why knee deep water is better than anywere else in the ocean???
     
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    Its knee deep in summer and ankel deep in winter, well thats how it works for me...:biglaugh:
     
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    :lol: i just feel that when helping out a newbie,u need a backup for ur theory... dnt just say were,say why aswell so the person reading learns somethin valuable he/she can teach someone else again someday.... thats the beauty of marines ,so many ways to do things,but hardly do the guys explain 'WHY' they do it the diferent ways
     
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    all this talk about knee deep.... :p :whistling:
     
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    Check it yourself. How do you fill up a 25L drum in ankle deep water? Without getting sand in as well? Knee deep is a lot easier.
     
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    Well that clearly wasn his theory behind why 'knee deep'.......:whistling:
     
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    stop splitting hairs!


    theres nothing wrong with good quality NSW and many memebers have very good tanks using it. Finding a good source to collect is good advice though, try find somewhere thats away from pollution and heavey human usage.

    many people prefer mixing their own salt water with RO as you have a better chance of knowing whats going into your tank and can minimize possible pollutants or increased Nitrates etc.

    but there is nothing wrong with NSW for reef tanks.
     
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    :eek:..:eek:..:eek:..but people pee in the sea..!!..surely the water can't be clean so close to the beach...? Regardless of the ocean "diluting" it..?

    That's what I also thought...hence me living in Durban but using Saltmix..:blush:..the cost involved with taking the boat out to get NSW just couldn't be justified..:blush:

    So those who use NSW..do they all just get them knee deep...? Surely there must be "polution" of some sorts..? Even if it is "secluded" areas..?
     
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    Ive googled this as wanted to go the nsw route when i started and have found on a couple of sites to collect when its high tide as fresh cleaner water pushes in with the tide.
    Also saw on a few sites that they recommend going atleast a kilometer into the water from shore:eek:
    Just my 2c.
     
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    I know @seank collects using a special boat, a few km in of Richardsbay.
     
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