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Old 03-01-2005, 10:58 PM   #1
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salt just how much

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Im new to saltwater and have a 30 gal to set up. My question is how much salt for my tank.I friend set up a 25 gal and it is still cloudy from salt days later.He used Red Sea, is there any diff. Thanks in advance
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Old 03-01-2005, 11:17 PM   #2
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How much salt really depends on the SG you intend to reach. How did your friend mix the SW? Are you sure it is not cloudy from the substrate? Most available salts desolve pretty readily, some better then others. Befor SW is added to a tank it should be premixed in a container with a heater and a powerhead for 24-48hrs. This will ensure that it is fully disolved. If you are new to this hobby your next purchase should be a good book. I like "The Conscientious Marine Aquarist" by Robert Fenner.
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Thanks I ll get that book... He mixed his salt as a brine and added it to the tank of fresh water I think. Sand substrate, but it was clear until salt went in.
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Could have stirred up the sand. Perhaps too much salt, do you know whta the SG is?
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how much salt ?

Hi Lando

The Sg is 1.025 it has climbed a little in the past day, but is getting clearer. Should we drop the SG by adding fresh water ? It was at 1.022-3.Power heads have been running all along. Temp is at 80 F.
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I would not worry too much about. 1.025 is not bad.
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