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salt in my tank
Hey everyone, Thank you in advance for helping me out!
I have just began setting up my new tank and first I added non live sand than I added fresh water, than I added my 2 power heads to get the water moving, than I got my water temperature to 78 degrees and stable, than I added 60 Gal worth of Salt. Now I still have salt on the bottom of my tank, on top of the sand, and I can still see the currents which looks slimy which I beleive is from the salt. How can I get the salt to evenly distrute, or should the salt just sit on the bottom?
Please let me know!
you cant mix salt once sand (or anything else, rock, livestock.. ) is in the tank.
what kind of water did you use, what salt and sand?
I have nothing in my tank, I have non live sand. I used fresh water cause its a brand new tank! I was advised it was ok by 2 different people at my local fish stores!
i understand you have non live sand, what brand or type? if its something heavier you could aim the powerhead more down towards it to help without creating much of a sand storm but im wondering what sand you have.
tap water is going to cause alot of issues down the road, i highly suggest using RO/DI water only.
RO is best, but to address the question, you need to use powerheads angled at the sand to mix the salt.
Agreed or you can mix it yourself... but then again you should always have at least one power head...
Hey I have 2 power heads and all the salt is cleared up!
My heat is stable at 78 degrees Fahrenheit! My question is do i set up my trickle system and the pump to pump the water back in my tank first or add the live sand first?
the salt was red sea salt enough for 60 gallons it said, but i have a 75 gallon tank, will my salt level be lower than enough?
you need to get a refractometer to test your salinity level and for future salt mixing do it in a seperate container with a powerhead and heater.
I have a hydrometer right now and it seems to not give an accurate reading is this common?
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