water change help needed

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  1. Boyu TL 550

    Boyu TL 550

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    hi guys i got to do a partial water change, bought red sea salt to mix with my distilled water but i dont have a refractometer yet (still waiting for it from shipping) is there any way i can test my mix before adding it to my aquarium? with house hold items???
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Id go to the lfs and get a hydrometer its the easiest way.
     
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    where is lfs????
     
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    Distilled Water? Where did you buy it, or did you just boil a lot of water? We usually just use R/O Water = Reverse Osmosis water...:whistling:
     
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    use RO water please.. Which red sea salt are you using? The coral pro in a black bucket with purple stickers?
     
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    Remember to always add salt to water and not the other way around. Get the water to temp, then add salt and circulate with a small pump for at least 24hrs to ensure proper dissolving of salt, mixing and gas exchange. Test the salinity and adjust if needed. Leave again for a day if you had to add salt for the above reasons. It is always best to have made up water in storage(bucket with pump and heater) in case of emergency. Maybe one day you need to do an emergency water change and you might not have available...
     
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    where do i buy R/O Water = Reverse Osmosis water???????
     
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    most reputable lfs will have RO for sale....
     
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    Most LFS (Local Fish Shop) stock it at around R1 a litre.... ;)
     
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    give @Two Oceans Aquatic S&S
    a call they are open today and have good atdvice ;)
     
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    Yes, and Two Oceans Aquatic S&S water is the cheapest around.... :thumbup:
     
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    i cant find a number for Two Oceans Aquatic S&S could some please give it too me please? :)
     
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    Hi there.

    You can contact Trev on 0842410286 (Two Oceans Aquatic); 25 Ashwood Centre, Main Road, Parklands.
     
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