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Old 09-07-2003, 06:00 PM   #1
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the weight of salt

the instructions for the salt say that 1.4lb of salt makes 5 gallons, does any one know how many cups or any otehr way too messure the salt with out a scale?
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Most salts are measured by the half cup per gal to get 1.021 salinity. Try that first, and then add to make up the difference till 1.023 - 1.025 is reached... I think Insant Ocean is roughly 3/4 cup per gal to reach the 1.025 level....HTH
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great, thanks timbo2
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just make sure to let the water circulate at least an hour or two before testing to adjust. It can sometime take a little while for all the salt to mix and for the entire volume of water to have a balanced sg.
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