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Old 08-26-2003, 08:52 PM   #1
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I have started setting up my tank. I have bought new live rock and base rock. I have a 4" sand bed. What should the level of salt be?
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the water should have already been mixed before you added the rock. hopefully it was.

A SW tank needs a SG of 1.023 @75 degrees f. Remember that the level of the salt wont read right away in the water. The water should mix after you add the salt for at least 3-4 hours before testing the SG to adjust up or down. Then once you have the SG where it should be, the water should then still age over night.
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The specific gravity should be 1.020-1.025 for any saltwater tank. Some people who have FO tanks might run it a little lower than 1.020 to help prevent disease.
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