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Old 04-04-2007, 09:55 PM   #11
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The white is common it is the salt and the trace elements settling , a good shake and rairation should fix it . As for the allowing of the PH and heater in please remember to check your salinity so that you dont add water that has a higher spg that could effect your inhibatants adversly .
What I am talking about cannot be remixed. I have been mixing SW for almost 10 yrs and and this is the first I have had a left over residue once the water is used. I have even wiped the container out and after it dries, I can still see some of it. My previous buckets of Oceanic never did this.

I have been adding a little of the Red Sea to my 75 system and I have a mixture in my 180 system. I hope to start transitioning everything soon.
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I agree about the PH and heater. The container that I mix my SW in has a PH (235pgh) and a 660GHP pump I keep the little PH running all the time and use the larger to actually mix the Salt into the water. I also agree with Sadielynn, why would you mix to .015 and then increase it to .024 right before you did your PWC...that doesn't make a lot of sense to me...
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I agree about the PH and heater. The container that I mix my SW in has a PH (235pgh) and a 660GHP pump I keep the little PH running all the time and use the larger to actually mix the Salt into the water. I also agree with Sadielynn, why would you mix to .015 and then increase it to .024 right before you did your PWC...that doesn't make a lot of sense to me...
I also agree, you want to get all the caustic stuff out and make sure the pH, salinity and temp is the same as your main. We are not trying to belittle you but can you give us an explanation, tangster?
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I always mix my SW in a 30 gal trash can with a Mag 9.5 pump which also heats the water to 78-79 degrees and makes it easy to hook up a hose to pump it into the tank.

I get very little if any residue with Red Sea. I also mix it slightly higher than my main and adjust lower before pwc by taking out SW and adding fresh. IME it's much easier to lower a sg with fresh then raise it. This way I don't have to worry about salt not being properly mixed before adding to the main tank.
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