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Old 02-17-2005, 09:12 PM   #1
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Mixing salt & Water

Can anyone tell me approximately how much salt I need per gallon. The directions on the bag of Kent sea salt are really vauge. I'm just looking for a ball park amount that will get me somewhere near 1.020 - 1.023 at 77 deg F. thanks
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Ok I know it's kind of a dumb question and I hesitated to ask, but ....my directions say put in 1/3 of the amount of salt needed mix and then add the rest. Those are great instructions if you know the total amount needed. I hate being a newbee
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Old 02-17-2005, 10:31 PM   #3
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It is not a dumb question. There is really no correct measurement. It depends on the SG you wish to achieve. It will just take trial and error on your part. I use Coralife salt and keep my SG at 1.024. I know it takes 3 cups of salt for every 5 gal. of water to get my SG to 1.024 at 80 degrees F. SG will change slightily with temp. so take your best guess and let the water age for 24hrs and recheck. Adjust by adding more salt or FW as needed.
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That's exactly what I needed thanks!
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