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is this how we setup brackish water, mix saltwater and freshwater together?
Old 05-21-2012, 04:43 PM   #11
 
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ditto i find red sea pro reef salt they best salt so far.rock salts are for fw set-ups.btw im just having fun here reading the replies
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:48 PM   #12
 
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Just find marine salt known as ROCK SALT.

They are crushed like iodize salt, Just measure your tank and compute for the amount of salt needed for the tank to be brackish. done
Thats a big negative there. Non-Iodized Salt is the one you can use, not Iodized Salt. But even Non-Iodized Salt does not have the needed Calcium, Magnesium and other Trace Elements that are needed in our tanks.
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:53 PM   #13
 
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btw reefing madness what kind of skimmer and chiller are you using with your 240g and wont those butterflies and tang nip the coral?
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:36 PM   #14
 
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it looks like the only corals in that tank are rather distasteful to the fishes.many soft corals are.:)
and i mix my salt water with fresh water to make brackish ;) but without a product that reconstitutes the water to a proper saturation of the correct elements/minerals then a good marine salt definatly should be used when starting with fresh water.

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Old 05-21-2012, 06:44 PM   #15
 
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btw reefing madness what kind of skimmer and chiller are you using with your 240g and wont those butterflies and tang nip the coral?
I don't use a Chiller, I use 4 CPU cooling fans blowing across the surface of my water, the temp stays between 78-79 all year. Using Heaters in the SUmp in winter of course.
As for Tangs and Copper Banded Butterfly Fish, neither one nips at any coral I have. Tangs won't nip any coral at all. Copper Bands are iffy, but most don't have issues with them at all.
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:11 AM   #16
 
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ive found just getting the copper band to eat well more of the issue then it eating things it shouldnt be, and with them its more of a worry with clam mantles and anemones.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:13 AM   #17
 
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yes i've read they are rather finicky and picky eaters.thanks for the reply.
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