Originally Posted by Sqasnatch
It happened to me when I was a newb. Add it slower and mix it better, I get the feeling that's what happened
I agree with sqasnatch....
How do you mix? By hand?
I usually throw a large rio pump in the bucket and let the pump run for a minimum of 4-6 hrs if not a overnight. Then I test with the Refractometer.
Trash that hydro...I almost messed up my system by trusting that when I first started. Took my water sample to the lfs
and it turned out my salt was at 1.033!! Luckily I of course didn't have any corals and only 2 clowns. My hydro said I was dead on 1.024. Do yourself a favor and buy a Refractometer. Bought mine on eBay for $35 w/ free shipping. You'll sleep better knowing ur salt water is where it needs to be!