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Filling tank

Discussion in 'Member's Lounge' started by Roscoe, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. Roscoe

    Roscoe Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Okay quick question for my fellow reefers. Got my 210 up on stand plumbed and ready. My question is can I feel the tank with my garden hose to do a test run? Just curious cause of the end on the hose.
    Thanks in advance

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  2. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    What are you worried about on the end of your hose?
     
  3. Roscoe

    Roscoe Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Just the metal on the end of it

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  4. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    ya thats fine, it wont hurt anything. its likely how I will fill my 600 when the time comes
     
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  5. neil82

    neil82 Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    Always exciting to fill a new tank! Did you take a minute to see if it is level?
     
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  6. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    If you're worried about the metal end of the garden hose, wrap a washcloth around the end and rubber band it in place. I'd think that would work.
     
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  7. Roscoe

    Roscoe Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Yup sure did
     
  8. Roscoe

    Roscoe Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Can't wait!!
     
  9. Fitz19d

    Fitz19d Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    I would fill only 1-2 inches at first to double check level etc. With water it's easier than a physical level. I was paranoid about residual sediment and shit from water so mine only got rodi.
     
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  10. Roscoe

    Roscoe Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Will got it filled and so far so good. First time hard plumbing so I was a bit skeptic of my work haha. Will let it run for a couple days and if no problems then will drain and throw in some fresh saltiness ha. Tried to upload some pics but wouldnt let me.
    Thanks again everyone
     
  11. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    Other likely will disagree with me, but honestly, if all is good with no leaks, I would just run with the water you have in it. After 24hrs the chlorine will dissipate, and with added conditioner(s), running heavy carbon, and gfo, if you have phosphates in the water, you can clean and purify most of the impurities out of the water before you put salt in. Let it sit, and run for a week or more to make sure its good and clean. When ready to start the cycle, add salt slowly, via the sump and go from there.
     
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  12. Roscoe

    Roscoe Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Also looking to see if anyone has any extra brs netting laying around. Need to make tops
     

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