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Old 01-06-2006, 03:50 PM   #1
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I'm having a lil trouble getting my salinity correct. I'm using instant ocean mix. Does anyone have a rough estimate that they use? I know water is different everywhere but anything would help. Thanks. I have a 20 gallon tank.

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Use 1/2 a cup for every gallon. Get a hydrometer. If its to high as freshwater, if its to low add salt

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Another thing to keep in mind is the time it takes the salt mix to dissolve. Let the mix dissolve for at least a day. Most folks on here use a rubbermaid tub to mix water. Place a powerhead in there to mix it up. Check the salinity after a day.
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