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Old 01-24-2012, 02:35 AM   #1
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How many gallons is my 4ft x 2ft x 2ft I don't know if I have enough salt my hydrometer doesnt move
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Old 01-24-2012, 03:18 AM   #2
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About 115g with 1/4" glass thickness
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Old 01-24-2012, 03:46 AM   #3
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I was told 120 gallons 453 litres so 15.1kg of salt does that sound right
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33.3lb of salt
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:21 AM   #5
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Half a cup per gallon or roughly a quarter pound per gallon is close but to get it right you'll have to just keep checking and adding until you reach your desired salinity...I just add a half cup for every gallon then add more as I need it
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Half a cup per gallon or roughly a quarter pound per gallon is close but to get it right you'll have to just keep checking and adding until you reach your desired salinity...I just add a half cup for every gallon then add more as I need it
I have noticed that measuring salt doesn't always work perfectly for me. I measure the same way but different bags will vary a little. I usually mix a little strong then dilute it. That way it has mixed overnight and I can do a water change without waiting for the salt to dissolve.
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Yup, best to use a conservative measure, take readings with a refractometer, and adjust as needed.
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Thank you all very much salt situation sorted
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Would the next step for me to do be live rock and corals could someone tell me any good books to read my local fish shop knows nothing about saltwater aquariums and neither do I but am very fascinated in them
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Everyone's a little different but if it were me id get the tank cyclying (liver rock and sand) and while that's going on pick up the rest of your supplies and equipment..also gives you more time to do research and finish your stock list..planning ahead is the key to success in the saltwater world IMO
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