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Old 08-24-2011, 11:16 AM   #1
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Salt for 45 gallon

Finally got a 50 gallon food grade container to hold RO water. The flow switch is set to turn off at 45 gallons (give or take a gallon). My question is how many cups should I add of salt. Of course I will test the salinity till it is perfect, but I need a starting point of how many cups I should add.
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I want to say its 1/2 cup for each gallon, but like you said, and I am going to repeat. Check salinity OFTEN. It will seem its going up slowly, and then BAM you're way too high!

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You should add the same amount of salt as how many gallons of water added so if you added 45Gallons total you would add 45 1/2 cups of salt, All or most salt have 1/2 cup of salt = to 1 gallon of water. HTH
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Finally got a 50 gallon food grade container to hold RO water. The flow switch is set to turn off at 45 gallons (give or take a gallon). My question is how many cups should I add of salt. Of course I will test the salinity till it is perfect, but I need a starting point of how many cups I should add.
Read on the salt container,it should tell you how much salt per gallon to mix.It can depend on the Salt brand.
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