We did our budget last night and even with our Red Cross Donation I could still get my tank and stand. We found a great deal on a tank and stand combo locally. We also bought crushed coral for the substrate and a Rena canister filter. And 3 pieces of already cured liverock to get started.
But now I'm home and trying to set everything up and its all looking like Greek! I'm in trouble and I need help fast before my husband realizes what I got him into.
Here's the problem.... I rinsed all the crushed coral in a bucket and placed in the tank. Now I'm ready to make the "saltwater." It was recommended that we buy Pacific Coast Marine Mix for this so we did. But the directions on the bag aren't specific enough. How the heck do I know how much of the mix to add to the water? Stupid I know but I'm looking and looking and I can't figure it out.
My tank is 29 gallons. I haven't filled it with any water yet. The bag of marine mix just says 50 gallons Net Wt 14 lbs.
Every book I have says to follow the directions on the bag to make the saltwater but the bag only says....
"Prepare new water in a sparate container. Never mix salt in an aquarium containing animals. Always use clean non-toxic utensils. Heat water to within 1-2 degrees of aquarium temp night before.
If your aquarium requires more than 50% water changes at anytime be sure to prepare the water 24 hours ahead before using. Set specific gravity to 1.020-1.1024.
I have a hydrometer but it doesn't seem right to just mix & test, mix & test till I get it right. How do you figure out how much of the mix to add???
My bucket for mixing batches of salt water is 10Qt. So how much mix should I add to each 10 Qt
bucket of water?
OOOhhh if my husband realizes I don't even know how to make the saltwater after spending all this money he will FREAK!