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Old 03-27-2012, 01:57 PM   #1
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How much salt?

Alright, so i got a brackish tanks set up, its doin great. i just wanted to get an idea about how much salt per gallon people use. ive looked around and i add 1 tablespoon per 5 gallons. my SG is at about 1.008
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:02 PM   #2
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Well, I don't have brackish and am speaking from limited knowledge, but..... if you see 1 tablespoon per 5 gallons, chances are it's not referring to a brackish tank. Some people use that amount with their freshwater fish, most often to help cure disease. A true brackish tank has 2 teaspoons salt per gallon for a salinity of 1.015.

Again, I don't have brackish, but I believe that's good information. I would wait on someone with hands on experience to chime in to confirm it, though.
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Premix the water in your bucket and figure it out. Its the best practice because marine salt does not mix instantly. Better yet, get a small Brute trashcan and premix the water with a circulation pump and heater. Keep it as a reservoir because you might have to do a water change unexpectedly.

You are required to do 50% water changes with the fish you own (assuming they are kept properly).
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