marine salt

Tain't fresh, and tain't marine! Talk about brackish setups.
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marine salt

Post by wesb219 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:23 pm

What is proper amount of marine salt to add per gallon to raise sg 1.002 and what is appropriate sg for brackish for a gsp about 1.5 to 2 inches

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Re: marine salt

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:28 am

You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: marine salt

Post by wesb219 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:08 am

My tank is currently fw i want to convert to brackish thus i need to know how much marine salt per gallon to add to raise sg 1.002 and begin cycling the tank

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Post by bertie 83 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:01 pm

The first link pp posted explains
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Re: marine salt

Post by JRC3 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:12 am

You will need a hydrometer or a refractometer to measure specific gravity (SG). Also don't raise your SG more than .002 per week or you will crash your filter. Which leads me to another question: Is your tank cycled. If not leave it FW until it is cycled because you're gonna need lots of water changes.

Very roughly, .002 SG will be about 1 tablespoon per 2 gallons if my math is right.
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Re: marine salt

Post by wesb219 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:39 pm

I just aquired approx 70 gallon tank im going to put my gsp in so i will be beginning the cycling process but thank you for the info it cleared things up for me on how to go about getting my tank right i plan on purchasing bio spira to cycle my tank and then slowly convert to brackish ive read sg for gsp is suppose to be between 1.005 and 1.010 is this info correct

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