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Old 07/26/2007, 11:08 AM
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How much salt?

Hey everybody. Brain fart moment here, can someone tell me how much salt to mix per gal?
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Old 07/26/2007, 11:23 AM
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Depends on the salt mix brand but IO is 1/2 cup per gallon of water. This is not an accurate method of measurement though. You should be using a proplerly calibrated refractometer or at the very least a hydrometer.
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Old 07/26/2007, 11:24 AM
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Thanks drummereef, I do have a refractometer, just couldn't remember where to ballpark it.
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Old 07/26/2007, 01:19 PM
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IMO, it don't matter how much salt per gallon, just what salinity you are trying to get. 1/2 cup instant ocean will not yeild 1.026 and that's where I like to keep my tank at. Add enough to get anything from 1.023 - 1.026. (just don't change the salinity with each water change, keep it consistant)
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Old 07/26/2007, 02:03 PM
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The 1/2 cup per gallon for IO is to bring the salinity to 1.021 - you have to add a little more to get to 1.025 - 1.026
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Old 07/26/2007, 02:47 PM
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Thanks guys, I used up all I had premade, and needed to mix another batch. It's been six months since I've mixed any and couldn't remember what the instructions said.
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Old 07/26/2007, 06:52 PM
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6 months since you mixed salt? Getting a little lazy on the water changes? haha just kidding. If you are using Instant Ocean, 3 cups will yield 1.024-1.025 in my experience!
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Old 07/26/2007, 08:32 PM
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HA! I knew I shouldn't have said that out loud! Maybe not six months, and I did have a fairly large stash of water mixed... but yeah, it's ben a while. LOL I used to get salt in the bags, and the directions were on the back. I got the bucket this time, and no luck. Anyway, tank looks much better, and my corals love me again.
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Old 07/27/2007, 02:32 AM
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Nice. I've got to do a change in the morning...
 

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