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Old 10-10-2005, 04:18 PM   #11
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I'm gonna try and go to like petsmart or somethin on monday to look around some, and see what info I can get from them.
Just come back here to make sure the information is valid. Sometime lfs don't offer good suggestions.


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Originally Posted by seaham358
Why do you boil the SW??????? The salt mix dissolves pretty fast if your using a PH to mix it...
I mix the salt with 15 gal ro/di water SA 1.024 (Crystal Sea Marinemix) for 48 hours prior using a hp/aerator. We keep the house at 68 and the water is typically at 70 degrees after mixing and I keep the tank at 78. Boiling ½ a gal in a stainless steel pot and adding to the mix raises the temp to around 77.

I have used a submersible heater before but it’s kind of slow in getting the temp right if I’m off by more than 5 degrees.

I had hoped that using a stainless steel pot I’d have little effect on the total water quality and it has made getting the temp I need much easier.

I hadn’t read anywhere that it might be bad but I also haven’t read anywhere of anyone doing it that way which is why I ask.

I know a copper pot or other risky type of pot could “leak” metals into the water which could be detrimental but is there any risk using stainless steel?

Is mixing for 2 days overkill?


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