Orca Bio Cubes

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  1. Marcd50

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    Hi,

    I want to try using the Orca Bio cubes, just a quick question, do I soak the cubes in normal tap water for 24hours? or must I use RO water to saok them?

    thanks
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    always soak in RO water rather than tapwater!
     
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    What he said :biggrin:
     
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    Thanks guys for the fast response, appreciate it, will do "what he said":)
     
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    you can put the cubes in the bag with an airstone then run them in RO for 12hours, it speeds up the process... instead off soaking them for 24hours;)
     
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    I still did my cubes for 24 hours even with the airstone.
     
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    No need to..
     
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    Why must everything be turbo boosted. 24 hours soaking is not that a big deal. Why speed or try to speed things up? Rather follow the instructions. With or without airstone, but do it for 24 hours. Things need to dissolve. It is not the air bubbles that will dissolve the salt crystals. It is more the volume of RO used that speed things up

    If you dissolve 1kg salt in 1L water it will take a lot more time than trying to dissolve that same 1kg salt in 10L water. As the salt concentration in the water increase the process will slow down until it reaches saturation. So using more water will move the saturation point and speed up the process. Actually not speed up the process but rather complete the process.
     
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    Dude this info was given to me by @KillerWhale himself ;)
     
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    12 hrs is fine with airstone

    also its not tons of salt its dissolving just the coating around the ingredients
     
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    joh.... i didn't even do that.... :eek: i just bombed them in the tank... both my skimmers went nuts and i noticed an algae bloom... everything was fine again after about 3-4days... i'm using the one that does phos as well.
     
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