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Old 09-25-2006, 03:28 PM   #1
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Salt per gallon?

Out of curiosity, how much salt per gallon should I be putting in?
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There should be directions on the bucket of salt. I use Instant Ocean, which says 1/2 cup per gallon, but it takes me a little more. Usually I end up putting in a good 3 cups per 5 gal. bucket to get the salinity high enough.
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Mine takes 1/2 cup per gallon. I use oceanic salt.
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Old 09-25-2006, 04:54 PM   #4
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haha i love my directions. "To increase salt, add more kent sea salt, to decrease, add more water."

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Yeah the directions generally offer a guide but you need a good hydrometer to make sure you're getting it right.
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thanks guys! I do have a hydrometer! the deep six hydrometer.
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Let new water mix for at least eight hours before using, and re-test with the hydrometer just before use. If the hydrometer reads 1.021 just after mixing, it will be 1.023 tomorrow!
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Yeah the directions generally offer a guide but you need a good hydrometer to make sure you're getting it right.
i thought hydrometers were useless, and that everyone should have a refractometer
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A refractometer is more precise.
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hmmm, ill have to look into a refractometer. Money is a little tight right now with tuition and all!
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