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Old 03-03-2014, 12:44 PM   #11
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Yes, includes sodium chloride but aquarium salt lacks the trace elements found in marine salt mix. For an actual brackish or marine tank, you would need the marine salt mix to attempt to replicate actual brackish water or seawater.

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I have a brackish tank at up with an SG of 1.010 and I achieve this with instant ocean at 1 cup of salt to 5 gals of treated water.

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The salinity bands of brackish water are 1.001 upwards.
Low end is to about 1.010
Mid range is about 1.010-1.020
Marine is about 1.020-1.030

The exact scientific definition of brackish water is as follows,

An estuary is divided into three regions:
the freshwater entozone (salt content 0-0.5%)
Then the mezozone with a variable salt content (mixohalin),
and finally the marine ectozone (salt content >30%).
The mezozone is further subdivided into three regions:
The oligohaline zone (salt content 0.5-5%)
The mesohaline zone (salt content 5-18%)
And the polyhaline zone (salt content 18-30%)
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The salinity bands of brackish water are 1.001 upwards.
Low end is to about 1.010
Mid range is about 1.010-1.020
Marine is about 1.020-1.030

The exact scientific definition of brackish water is as follows,

An estuary is divided into three regions:
the freshwater entozone (salt content 0-0.5%)
Then the mezozone with a variable salt content (mixohalin),
and finally the marine ectozone (salt content >30%).
The mezozone is further subdivided into three regions:
The oligohaline zone (salt content 0.5-5%)
The mesohaline zone (salt content 5-18%)
And the polyhaline zone (salt content 18-30%)
That's great information! I would only consider the mesohaline zone to be brackish water.

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Hmm, anything not completely freshwater (0-0.5%) or completely marine (>30%) is by definition brackish!
This is the officially published scientific standard for brackish water.
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