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Old 06-19-2004, 04:53 PM   #1
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Finally filling tank - quick question!

I also posted this on "getting started" but I thought I might get a quicker response here.

OK, I am finally ready to add the water. I've got my hydrometer, salt mix and a whole lot of R/O water. The problem is, I don't know how much salt to add per gallon to get to the correct salinity (1.021 right?).

Could someone give me just a ballpark amount that will get me close enough to begin tweaking so that I don't have to check over and over again.

TIA.
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Old 06-19-2004, 05:00 PM   #2
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You want at least 1.023 and 1.025 if raising corals. Just mix in the salt till you get the reading you want.
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I use Oceanic salt, and on the container it recommends 1/2 cup of salt per gallon of water.
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REcomendations will get you in the ballpark, but you'll have to keep measuring after mixing to get it where you want it. Make sure you give enough time for it all to disolve before you measure and add.
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Old 06-20-2004, 09:06 AM   #5
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Thanks all. the water is mixed and at 1.024. Now to get a shrimp and start the cycle.
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