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    Senior Member DuuhMojo's Avatar
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    How much salt mix?

    OK,

    SO I got my box of Ocean Pure Salt today from Ivan. I opened it up and
    there were 4 seperate bags of salt in it, which is cool. However I expected
    directions but didn't see any. So what is the rule of thumb for salt mixture?
    X amount of salt per X gallons?

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    Don't quote me on this but I'm pretty sure it's half a cup of salt per gallon of water aproximatly. To be sure though test it as your mixing it. Add a little and test. And reapeat

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    I usually use 1/2 cup per gallon (RedSea). I mix up about 20gallons at a time.
    I then wait 24 hours for it to mix well (I have a maxi-jet 1200 in the 23gallon pale to mix the salt) and test.
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    K thanks guys!

    Cheers

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    hmm, why don't u use a hydrometre? :confused-

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    Different salt mixes will vary.
    Ideally you want to mix your salt water to a Specific Gravity of 1.025.
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    Senior Member DuuhMojo's Avatar
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    Ya I know, but I didn't want to stick a 100 increments of salt in. I justed a sort of "guide line" to start with or be close with.


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    I've used a couple of different mixes so far. I think they were all around a half cup per gallon. After mixing for a day or so I fine tune the sg as needed.

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    From what I see, everyone has there method of measuring the amount of salt required, but the common rule is the same. You experiment until you have it right. As an example, I use a cooking scale and use 18 OZ of salt for a 5 gallong bucket of water. In the 30 gallon pail, the amount is much greather. Do the math... :spintongu Of course, as mentionned earlier, you set the SG you want to obtain and, using an hydrometer, add a little salt, mix for a while and measure again. Repeat until success. :happy2:

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    I always just "eyeball" it and adjust after 24 hours of mixing. In my minds eye I see 1/4 of one of those bags as being about right for 12.5 gallons. You could weigh it out if the salt is always kept completely DRY. Weigh one of those bags or do the math to determine what you need for smaller batches.
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