Originally Posted by jeffaquarius
After mixing your salt water the power head should be left running over night before your pwc
. A 1/2 hour with power head is not enough to thoroughly mix your saltwater. You are getting a false parameter readings of new saltwater if you do it that way.
You're right. Ideally, that's what I'd do, but my problem is I only have 2 PHs, so I can't really spare one just for mixing water overnight. Also, I use 3 separate 5-gallon buckets to mix my water, so I'd have to switch the PH between the three buckets and even then, running it overnight will only mix 1/3 of the water thoroughly.
Not sure how to get around that, but I've been doing water changes this way for over a year now and no major issues (other than low alk
of course!). Salinity has also been stable between water changes, so it seems like most of the salt has dissolved by the time I do my water changes. Thanks for the good advice though.