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Old 03-25-2013, 09:58 PM   #1
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How long should you let salt mix up for?

I just made a 5 gallon pail of saltwater for the first time and it's still very cloudy. I have a powerhead and heater in the bucket as well. Is it OK to do a water change? It's been mixing for about 5 hours.
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Typically you want to let it mix overnight.... I'd say a minimum of about 12 hours, and then check your salinity before using it.
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No problem....
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Should the cloudiness go away?
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Yes, how did you add the salt?
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I added two cups
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If the salt was added to quickly then you can have pockets of super high alkalinity which will cause the calcium to precipitate or what is some times called a snow storm.
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If the salt was added to quickly then you can have pockets of super high alkalinity which will cause the calcium to precipitate out of the water or what is some times called a snow storm.
Can you please explain this further? Does it affect the amount of calcium going into the tank
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Yeah that's what happened I believe. What should i do? I also just checked the salinity. The new water is 1.28 and my tank is 1.25. Is this going to be a problem?
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