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Old 12-26-2005, 12:22 PM   #1
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damp salt mix

Going to mix up water today to find that someone had open the Instant Ocean bucket over the Christmas weekend. now the mix is like a rock, does anyone know of a way to dry it out??
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I guess just bring it in and let it dry. I just hope it`s not ruined. Good luck.
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It's my experience that salt that gets damp is no good. When it turns hard, safe to dump it out and buy new. You'll likely find that it won't dissolve, and water parameters will be off.
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that happened with my bucket but it was only like an inch at the top that was a hard layer I just threw the chunk away and the rest was fine
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Hey, my brother buys Catalina water. He lives in Los Angeles. Any experience with Catalina water, anyone? He always ends up with some new benefitial critter in his tank. I've been taking care of my tank for a while but even when I recently seeded my display with fiji rocks, no critters. Sorry. Didn't mean to hijack.

I've seen those Instant Ocean buckets. Good thing you only had a problem with a layer of it. I usually buy the bags. Maybe I should try what one of our friends do here which is get a large trash bin and mix salt water there and keep it running as a reservoir so you just scoop water from there during your water change.

Good luck with your Instant Ocean!
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I've had salt get damp and turn to rock for me as well. I did try to salvage it and it doesn't dissolve. I'd toss it or at least the hardened part. Good luck.
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