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Old 06-06-2014, 11:58 PM   #1
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Marine salt V.S. API aquarium salt.

I've been using API aquarium salt to make my tank brackish.
Should I be using Marine salt instead?
My tank is basically mollies with the exception of 2 peppered Cory catfish. Plus some Zebra snails and ghost shrimp.
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Yes, you should use marine salt mix to go brackish. However, corys aren't brackish, so don't with them in the tank.
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Yes, you should use marine salt mix to go brackish. However, corys aren't brackish, so don't with them in the tank.
Since I've already dumped a bunch of the aquarium salt (API) in the tanks (table spoon per 5 gallons give or take) what would be the best way to transition over to the marine salt? TopFin sea salt mix is what I have.
How many parts per gallon should I be putting in there for a 20 & 30 gallon tank?
Any info appreciated. TNX meng
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Use a hydrometer and figure out what level of salinity you want to maintain. Then on your next waterchange use marine salt instead of aquarium salt.

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I like to use this site when I'm trying to reach a certain specific gravity. Direct Salt Addition Calculator
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