Salt Help

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

Post by Ianb262 » Sat May 14, 2016 8:31 pm

For the people that have used Instant Ocean Marine Salt. How much salt do I add to each gallon to get the salinity to 1.006 or 1.007
This is for two Figure 8 Puffers. I don't have the fish yet, nor have I cycled the tank so I will add the salt right into the aquarium until I do water changes of course.

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Re: Salt Help

Post by eieio » Sun May 15, 2016 10:47 am

Ianb262 wrote:For the people that have used Instant Ocean Marine Salt. How much salt do I add to each gallon to get the salinity to 1.006 or 1.007
This is for two Figure 8 Puffers. I don't have the fish yet, nor have I cycled the tank so I will add the salt right into the aquarium until I do water changes of course.

Thank You :)
the salt manufacturers probably have guidelines, but you also need to have the equipment on hand (hydrometer, or better yet, a refractometer) to verify the level of salinity
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Re: Salt Help

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun May 15, 2016 10:52 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: Salt Help

Post by Ianb262 » Sun May 15, 2016 2:11 pm

I already have a refractometer, I calibrated it with some distilled water to 1.000
I was just wondering if anyone had a formula to make things easier :P
I will just play around till I get the right salinity
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Re: Salt Help

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun May 15, 2016 2:41 pm

I posted the formula above.
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: Salt Help

Post by Galen1 » Wed May 18, 2016 8:15 am

Here is a set of calculators I used.
https://www.hamzasreef.com/Contents/Calculators/

FYI, watch your ammonia level with Instant Ocean. Don't know if I got a bad batch, but my levels shot UP after water changes.

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