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Old 02-27-2014, 07:01 PM   #11
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What I meant by directions was how much salt pure gallon of water.
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But why we have to wait... I don't understand... Is it for PH ajustment ? Or there's other factors ?
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What I meant by directions was how much salt pure gallon of water.
Ah, it's written in grams... Conversion to ML is a bit hard for a crushed solid... So I guess the amount, then test, add salt, test, add test... Oops a bit too high, little RODI.
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But why we have to wait... I don't understand... Is it for PH ajustment ? Or there's other factors ?

Yes you are waiting for PH to stabilize . I'm sure there are other factors as well
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:09 PM   #15
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If you don't let the salt mix for at the very least 12 hours it's not completely mixed and you won't get a correct salinity reading. Letting the water mix for a day also stabilizes the trace element levels. Just go buy a 5 gal bucket to mix new sw in, pour in your water, throw the heater and power head in there pour in your salt and let it mix. I usually check the salinity of the new water the first time about 10-12 hours after I make it up, let it mix for another 10-12 and then do my wc.
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New water 8.5 and Tank PH 8.0...
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:44 PM   #17
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Don't worry so much about ph, stability is what you strive for over a specific number. I haven't checked the ph of any of my systems in probably 5 years.
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