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Old 10-20-2013, 10:02 PM   #1
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Tips on mixing water

Does anybody have any tips on making the salt dissolve faster while mixing salt and RODI water
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:51 PM   #2
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I make all my saltwater for water changes in a 10 gallon aquarium. I have a heater and 2 power heads. I don't think you can rush it. I let it sit at least overnight.

The only thing you might be able to do is add a little salt at a time
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:59 AM   #3
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I have a 35 gal trash can put the water in it with the salt one power head and a heater, let it sit overnight and it's good to go in the morning
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:05 AM   #4
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You could use oceanic salt mix, I usually let it sit over night but it dissolves in a mater of minutes with a good stir.
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I use instant ocean and I mix it in a 5gallon bucket and yeah it usually takes about 2 days for all the salt to dissolve fully
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:03 PM   #6
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Red Sea coral pro fully dissolves in 2 hours or less.

You can't rush it. Some salts just take longer to dissolve.
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I use IO reef Crystals and usually try to dissolve overnight. I like to do things the easy way, work smart not hard. So I set a couple powerheads in a bucket with heaters and let them do the mixing for me. Worked out nice after upgrading to vortechs as I now have koralias that are for this purpose solely.
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Old 10-24-2013, 05:48 PM   #8
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I use kent salt, add it to my water in a 5 gallon bucket being that I only have a 36 gallon tank and then with a lid with a gasket toss it into my hot tub and give it 30 minutes. Water comes up to a perfect 78 degrees and salt is fully mixed. Yes I know the hot tubs is not a luxury most people have but hey it works great for me lol
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air bubbler and heater in a rubbermaid ... let it bubble & brew for at least 24 hours
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Old 10-24-2013, 06:27 PM   #10
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Wow I have never waited I do about a 30 gallon water change every two or three weeks I have my ro/di in a 30 gallon barrel with a heater I dump the salt in mix it up good check it with my meter and dump it in and I always check it the next day and it's always .025 or .026 maybe I should let it set over night but when I'm stirring it I can watch it go from cloudy to clear in the bucket in about 10 min
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