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Old 03-09-2012, 08:05 AM   #1
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is it normal that a new tank takes this much salt

We are starting a new marine tank and seem to be using alot of salt and it doesnt seem to reach the correct amount in the water (1.025).... is it normal that a new tank takes this much salt... Almost 17kgs in approx 300litre tank??? we have sump , protein skimmer , chiller and heater.
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What are you using to measure the salinity? The most accurate way to measure it is to use a properly calibrated refractometer.
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we are using a floating hydrometer...
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What's water temp
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:50 AM   #6
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In English u have roughly 37 lbs of salt in a almost 80 gallon tank ...so 8tbsp per 128oz (1gallon) is what u need u should not be measuring by weight but volume such as oz cups tbsp etc most can't acurately achieve correct salinity going by weight
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thanks for your help... all seems stable at the moment
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