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Old 02-04-2012, 03:56 PM   #1
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Undissovled salt

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Have had my saltwater cycling for over 24 hours now, and there are traces of salt flaked on the bottom of the tank. Will this eventually dissolve, or do I need to somehow resolve it?
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It will dissolve. Do you have the water moving? Like a powerhead mixing it or is it sitting still?
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The water is moving, it has the pump on for the flow.
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Then give it time. It'll dissolve. I keep a long piece if pvc pipe by my mixing bucket to move any stuck undissolved salt.
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This is a dumb question but is the heater running? Salt dissolves faster and water can hold more salt at the correct temp.
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How is your salt water cycling? Did you add an ammonia source?
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Got the heater set to 24 c (75f) but water temp somehow keeps staying at 26.5c (80f). Leaving it to stabilise for a few days.. Was told the specific gravity should be 1.024 at 24c.
Yes I used stress zyme to begin the bacterial cycle.
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you still need an ammonia source.
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The temp rise is probably from heat exchange from your pumps or if you have your lights on which I wouldn't recomend during the cycle. It will just grow algea. You can just turn your heater down a little. As for a amonia source I dose mine to 4ppm with just plain pure amonia. Also I have heard of people throwing in a table shrimp and it will decompose or what I did with my first tank is got some uncured live rock and put it in the tank. When you do it cures in the tank and the bacteria that dies off is your amonia source. They all work fine its really your choice as to what works best for you
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