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I got 20gals of ocean water yesterday on fishing trip. Have them in my room next to heater to warm up to desired temp also while air rating. This is for tank in my room I did downstairs one last week. Can’t wait to get my bigger one going so I don’t have to do this much work all time even though i don’t mind taking care of my little buddies.
Notice how crystal clear the water is
The glass has water from the bucket in it

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Looks like nice clean water. Do you filter it at all? I've seen the bugs that come out in micron filters, crazy how much life is in just a few gallons.
Honestly I don’t filter but have my own silly method. I have a lg flat spoon with long Handel I swirl the water in the bucket real fast making a fast whirlpool this makes all the junk settle on bottom of bucket in a ball n I have a net I use to scoop it out. Told you it was silly. Oh and I change filter in back at time of change and again next day. I go thru a lot of filters
 
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One of those hang on back of tank filters. Everything I have is off Walmart shelf nothing fancy
I’m not sure really which you are referring to but you could potentially look into substituting filters for some poly-fil. It’s also Available at Walmart really cheap and I feel it does a good job at polishing the water! Unsure if it will work in your setup tho..
 
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I got 20gals of ocean water yesterday on fishing trip. Have them in my room next to heater to warm up to desired temp also while air rating. This is for tank in my room I did downstairs one last week. Can’t wait to get my bigger one going so I don’t have to do this much work all time even though i don’t mind taking care of my little buddies.
Notice how crystal clear the water is
The glass has water from the bucket in it

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Well water is almost there one maybe one n half more degrees I’ll keep posting updates and pictures as I go.

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Well water is almost there one maybe one n half more degrees I’ll keep posting updates and pictures as I go.

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I use this little 10 gal filter in my buckets last stage of warming up I’ll move it from bucket to bucket every half hr till I’m ready to do it probably tomorrow after I get back to land
 
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Little pump

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Well things don’t always go as planned was just informed that I have to go offshore fishing for next 4 days straight so messes up plans to do water change. So I’m getting all things I’ll need for my project. Still going to do it tomorrow after work. This is what I’ll needs

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Well things don’t always go as planned was just informed that I have to go offshore fishing for next 4 days straight so messes up plans to do water change. So I’m getting all things I’ll need for my project. Still going to do it tomorrow after work. This is what I’ll needs

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Well almost time to get started on water change. But first some “ oregano “ to help ease into it. Will post n do pics as I go along
 
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Well almost time to get started on water change. But first some “ oregano “ to help ease into it. Will post n do pics as I go along
Ok step one is done everything out of tank being washed hot water seahorses ready to transfer

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