- Aug 30, 2008
This may sound stupid, but I get my saltwater from the beach and I have a 80g tank so what is the best way to fill the tank and remove water ?
Owais;124379 said:This may sound stupid, but I get my saltwater from the beach and I have a 80g tank so what is the best way to fill the tank and remove water ?
monty;124380 said:Just to make sure, though, you know that having fresh seawater can't substitute for cycling the tank for 3 months
Owais;124419 said:ehm, what do you mean? I know that I have to cycle it for 3 months, but what about when I do a water change ?
monty;124420 said:Another thing that's not always obvious is that when the water level goes down from evaporation, you want to top off with fresh water, since the salt doesn't evaporate... but for water changes, of course, you want salt water, since you're removing and replacing.
Animal Mother;124425 said:Not tap water. Tap water is treated with all sorts of chemicals to make it safe to drink.
Owais;124379 said:...so what is the best way to fill the tank and remove water ?
monty;124472 said:Doesn't Dubai get most of its water from a desalination plant? I'm not sure what that implies for trace minerals.
Owais;124570 said:Im not sure, but its probably safe to use because that guy was using it.