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Old 02-20-2015, 09:46 PM   #1
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Adding salt to my tank

Started my 170g tank. How do I add the salt?


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Old 02-20-2015, 11:10 PM   #2
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You mix the salt in with the water before water changes in a separate container. Do not add salt to a tank that is set up and running, it will burn fish's gills.
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Thanks there is no fish yet. I filled the tank already can I just add the salt?


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Thanks there is no fish yet. I filled the tank already can I just add the salt?


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If no fish or corals, empty tank... Yes you can initially start by mixing in the main tank.


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Old 02-25-2015, 03:16 PM   #7
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Add the powerheads and all the things (Don't add live rocks to freshwater plz). Then use a weight scale (better than put too much salt...) to put the needed salt directly to the tank.
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You mix the salt in with the water before water changes in a separate container. Do not add salt to a tank that is set up and running, it will burn fish's gills.
Also burn corals tissues (talking by experience)
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Old 02-26-2015, 06:58 AM   #9
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it is best to premix it in a tub or something, it will not get mixed up as good in a large tank. Now is also the time to figure how and in what you are going to mix it up in for wc.
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Best way to mix salt is in a bucket with RODI water and a powerhead, then pour the exact quantity of salt, mesure salinity, wait 3-4 hours or more, then put the new water in the sump.
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