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Old 03-04-2014, 01:05 AM   #1
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Salt mixing question...

I hear a lot of people say they use a power head in their mixing bucket but I also see a lot of videos where the saltwater is drawn out the bottom and pumped back up to the top of the container... With either work for mixing salt? Pros / cons to either?
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I would say mixing with a power head is better. The other way you aren't getting as much flow as with a powerhead. The tube doesn't create like a flow. Most people just get a bucket and no it with a powerhead and a heater.
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I'm looking to use 55 gallon food grade barrels with a 2 inch opening... I'm not sure how I could get a power head inside to be honest.
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I just use two brute trash cans.. one for salt mixing witch contains one power head, heater and a float to shut water off when its full. I just throw my power head and heater in the can and let it mix for two days before I put it into tank. the other can is pure ro di water witch is top off
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I'm looking to use 55 gallon food grade barrels with a 2 inch opening... I'm not sure how I could get a power head inside to be honest.
Take a sawzall and make the hole a little bigger. I prefer the ones with removable lids. These barrels will need to be washed out on occasion. They do get a scum buildup over time.
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Thanks Mr X... I was afraid of that
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Is it just the one that you are mixing the salt that gets scummy or the RO storage too?
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Both in my case.
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