I've been reading some people recommend waiting 24 hours after mixing saltwater before adding to the tank. Why is this?
I don't have an RO
setup (yet), so for each 5 gallons I've been taking 4 gallons cold tap water, adding the water conditioner while filling, adding salt after filled, leaving it for about 15 minutes with a pump in the bucket to circulate the water, and by then it's clear. During that 15 minutes I add 1 gallon of boiled cold tap water which brings the temp of the 5 gallons to about 80F which is the same as my tank. After that I hoist it up above my tank and use a 1/4" (internal diameter) hose to slowly drain the water into the tank over about 15 minutes. Seems to have worked for me, is there any problem with that?