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Old 02-03-2004, 01:55 AM   #1
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putting salt into tank- time before i test it ,to add more?

i finaly put water in tank and its holding thank God!!!! i have let it sit for about 2 days now and added 2 bags of salt so when do i test it ? to add more salt if needed? do i need to put stress coat into the water???? i no with freshwater i had to.
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sorry about the clown picture i was trying to put it by my name but i dont know how. owell im a dork
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yes stress coat or a good tap water declorinator
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what about how long should i wait to test it?
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Stresscoat is no good for saltwater expecially if your going to run a skimmer. The reason is the stress coat will cause the skimmer to go psycotic.

Wait at least 1 day after adding salt for the chemical reactions to complete then check your salinity. The salt bags come in sizes that usually fit most popular tanks so if you added two bags of teh correct size you should be ok. Like if you have a 75 gal tank and you added a 25 gal bag and a 50 gal bag.

If you used tap water then you should add a declorinator albeit one that does not enhance the 'slime coat'.

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