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Old 09-05-2005, 12:29 AM   #11
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If the bag suggests that the entire bag makes 50g and you need 30g you're going to need a little more than 1/2 a bag. With my salt mix (Reef Crystals) I use 1/2c per 1g of water; YMMV. If you determine a calculation now you'll be able to use it on future water mixing endeavors.

Even without livestock in the tank I'm inclined to do the initial water mix in a new unused garbage can. The tap water will end up in the substrate and start some mean algae in there before it gets sw mixed all the way through it.

I agree about the CC v. sand comment. CC will hold nitrates in the long run unless you stay on top of the cleaning.
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