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Old 10-06-2011, 07:14 PM   #1
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Mixing saltwater

What is the minimum amount of time that you have to wait before adding new ly mixed sw to a tank?
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:07 PM   #2
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If its an emergency you could wwait like an hour. Usually people say like a day but I think a couple hours is all if you trully get it mixed. I use a pump in my trash bin so it gets mixed amazingly.
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It was about 14 hours, was just wondering...
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Old 10-11-2011, 03:57 PM   #4
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I say as long as you test it before adding it. If you use a refractometer and get the right reading minutes after mixing, it's good to go.
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I do use a refractometer!
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:07 AM   #6
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that was a great question. i never asked it and should have.
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I have habit of that...LOl
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well keep it up.
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:04 AM   #9
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I would say overnight to be safe but if you really need it just till the water is completely clear
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:56 AM   #10
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You want to make sure it is completely mixed depending the the pump you use will make a difference how fast the salt mixture dissolves. I have found some salts don't dissolve as completely as others even overnight. I let mine mix overnight at least.
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