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Old 07-02-2004, 03:25 AM   #1
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We've been having rain every day for about a month or so and got a few inches in about 30 minutes yesterday. So I came home after work and found that my neighborhood had flash flooded, water overflowing drainage ditches etc. The front of my house looked high and dry, but my backyard (about 1/2 acre) was under 3 feet of water. So I'm thinking, how much salt would it take...
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Assuming that one acre = 43.560 square feet, a half acre is then 21,780 square feet. Multiplying 21,780 X 3 feet of water gives you 65,340. Utilizing the nifty AA calculator, you had roughly 488,244 gallons of water in your back yard. Also assuming that you can buy 200 gallons of Oceanic Sea Salt mix for about $39.99, you would have to purchase 2,442 buckets of sea salt, costing approximately $97,624.39 before tax, adding $7809.95 tax we end up with a final cost of $105,434.34. I think I'd stick to cichlids before I'd go through all of that trouble...
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On the plus side, IO gives huge discounts when buying in massive bulk. On the downside, 4 neighborhood children have disapeared since I introduced the tiger shark.
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On the plus side, IO gives huge discounts when buying in massive bulk. On the downside, 4 neighborhood children have disapeared since I introduced the tiger shark.
What downside?
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Assuming that one acre = 43.560 square feet, a half acre is then 21,780 square feet. Multiplying 21,780 X 3 feet of water gives you 65,340. Utilizing the nifty AA calculator, you had roughly 488,244 gallons of water in your back yard. Also assuming that you can buy 200 gallons of Oceanic Sea Salt mix for about $39.99, you would have to purchase 2,442 buckets of sea salt, costing approximately $97,624.39 before tax, adding $7809.95 tax we end up with a final cost of $105,434.34. I think I'd stick to cichlids before I'd go through all of that trouble...
You forgot the LR. Assuming 1.5 lb/gal:

488244*1.5=732,366 lbs at roughly $4/lb shipped by the great people at www.liverocks.com:

732,366*4=$2,929,464

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