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Old 01-21-2013, 08:44 PM   #1
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Pre mix salt?

Ok so I bought a couple of 7 gallon jugs from my local Walmart. Instead of just placing RO/DI water (which I have smaller one gallons for daily top offs for that), would it be alright to mix these two jugs with salt for my weekly water changes? I've got a 120 and so 14 gallons is basically my 10% water change. Are there any negatives to pre mixing?
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There is nothing wrong with premixing your salt, but using those jugs it may be hard to accurately check your salinity, get a powerhead in there to mix the salt good, get a heater in there to keep the water at the proper temp and most of all, you will need to aerate it somehow to get the pH in line.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:00 PM   #3
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So, what your saying I'd it's more work than just mixing it (based on these jugs) LOL
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I've heard you want to keep your salt mix in motion alot of people use trash cans with powerheads and a heater, I use a fifteen gal column tank that I keep next to my 65 salt set up, I fill it with a ro line I ran up from the basement and just run a hob to keep things from settling out
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:39 PM   #5
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I've heard you want to keep your salt mix in motion alot of people use trash cans with powerheads and a heater, I use a fifteen gal column tank that I keep next to my 65 salt set up, I fill it with a ro line I ran up from the basement and just run a hob to keep things from settling out
I've got a 55 gallon with a spicket on it as well. But the mrs. Will kill me if I even think about doing that!!
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:14 AM   #6
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check out the "dary's tank" thread alot of salt mix discussion lately
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