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  1. callie

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    I build my self a sump for my Boyu X1000. I want to know, can i use seawater to fill up sump and wait until water temp is same a tank temp and the start to use sump or must i start from scratch.
     
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    I worked out that the sump is going to take more or less 57 liters.
     
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    Allow the seawater to heat up in your sump before introducing your tank to the water. You don't want to shock the inhabitants with a drop in temperature
     
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    Ok thanks. I got a shipwreck in tank and i want to take it out. My plan is to collected rock from the sea. Can i use it after i cleaned it and will my tank start to cycle again after i put rocks in.
     
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    Check the seawater has the same Salinity,pH and Alk as the tank water, or you may nuke your creatures especially inverts
     
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    the rock in our seas are too solid. Sorry, will not work as live rock.
    Maybe a piece with some nice live on it, yes, but other that, it is of no use.
     
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    My plan is to use the rock for decor. I already got about 13kg of live rock. So would that be ok to use it.
     
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    If there is something nice on it. Yes why not.

    Else use that space for more live rock...
     
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