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    Mixing saltwater in under 5 minutes. Interesting article.

    I stumbled upon this article among my websurfing today...

    Quite interesting to say the least. Anyone have a propeller I could borrow?

    http://www.animalnetwork.com/fish2/a...io/default.asp
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    I've seen this before... Fishysans friend... the one who was selling the seaswirls had one of these gadgets... pretty cool..

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    I mix mine in large quantities using a similar idea , its a auger that painters and crackfillers use to stir their products and it fits in the end of your drill !

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    well damn... I should of know this... my bro is a painter and now that I think of it... he uses this stir thingamajob alot.

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    Yes, but the article goes on to explain why it's better to mix salt this way rather than using an airstone and/or powerhead.
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    All right Ivan,

    I heard that nasty Sea-Swirl word in this thread...

    What's that all about? :guns: :guns: :guns: Not DIY is that?

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    hehe yeah but the person was selling his... I've never heard of anyone selling their ReefRats...have you? lol

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    Good point IJO... No would want to sell their Reefrats...
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    i usually just mix it in a bucket by hand (when doing a water change, which is very rare) and then add it in slowly. When adding salt to the tank in general, i put some in a little container then place the container in the tank. the salt stay in there and as it slowly dissolves it diffuses into the water of the tank. I have never had any trouble using either of these methods (or at least none that i am aware of). - I tend to get lazy when it comes to too many steps. One say when i buld my dream house, i will have a beautiful tank and everything built in and plumbed to all take care of itself.
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    I've never heard of that one ALRHA... I always have a 5 gallon bucket of mixed/mixing salt on hand. Its routine now... pour the bucket in a tank... filler back up. I use an old hagen pump to keep the water circulating.

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