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Old 04-22-2006, 12:51 PM   #1
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starting a brackish tank

im turning my 10 gal into a brackish tank, any suggestions on what type of salt to use and how much?

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Old 04-22-2006, 12:56 PM   #2
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You use salt for Marine Tanks like Instant-Ocean and the other brands. As for the how much part it will depend on what kind of fish you wanted to keep and then you just have to read the diections on the box. Also what kind of fish were you planning in a 10g it's not the greatest size tank for a brackish tank as the only fish coming to my head for a 10g are Bumble Bee Gobies and maybe some puffers while they are small but they would need to be upgraded down the road.
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I agree with AF. 10 gallon is small for brackish. Some bumble bee gobies would fit in there, you could acclimate some mollies, or try a knight goby.

I use instant ocean for my marine salt, no complaints.

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Yeah, Instand Ocean would be your best bet for salt and I'm going to take everyones side by saying 10g is likely too small to have a successful brackish tank. Mind you, it's not as if we can all just say "oh ok" and go out and buy something larger. They have suggested to you the bumblebees, so if having those inside your tank will be enough for you, then perfect. Something larger will make it easier to chose fish which will be more exciting
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