Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-06-2006, 04:50 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Long Beach - CA
Posts: 2
newbie question

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.
__________________

__________________
l unoRthoDox l is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2006, 05:40 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
AquaReefer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Pa
Posts: 271
Use 1/2 a cup for every gallon. Get a hydrometer. If its to high as freshwater, if its to low add salt
__________________

__________________
125g~Zoanthid dominated~SPS~LPS~T. crocea~S. haddoni~2xSaddleback Clowns~Hippo, Kole, Achilles Tang~Leopard Wrasse~Flame Angel~Purple Firefish~Gobies~Chromis~3xCleaner Shrimp~2xHarlequin Shrimp~Pistol Shrimp
AquaReefer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2006, 01:50 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Debary, Florida
Posts: 512
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.
__________________
AndyH5512 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Newbie Question dawgfan89 Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 1 02-18-2009 11:11 AM
newbie question Pirate_Paul Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 4 04-24-2007 11:32 PM
Newbie Question 2 AirRazr Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 7 09-01-2004 04:06 PM
not another newbie question! Edmonton Eskimo Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 3 08-17-2004 11:57 AM
Newbie question easyian Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 7 10-20-2003 12:16 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.