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ok so here is the plan ......i am going to wal-mart now to get 4 gallons of ro water..........and a 5 gallon bucket.......i am going to put the water in the bucket with the 2 cups of salt...........get the salinity right and then throw in an airstone.....cover it...........and around 11 take out 4 gallons in my sump and dump the bucket in ............right ...........sounds easy enough??????
 

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I normally do at least 24 hours of mixing, but I believe JennM (who owns and operates a magnificent fish store) once stated that in her experience mixing for less periods of time is okie dokie.

I hope I got that right, Jenn!
 

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**** you guys wait after you mix? I usually mix it in a 10 gallon bin, get the salinity right, then drain the display, then pump back in the 10 gallons of salt water. All this happens in about an hr. I take it this is too short but why?
 

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i normally wait 24hrs but have done a wc like you stated in around an hour after mixing the sw with no ill effects. However, I dont have any hard to keep corals or fish, and Id imagine that more delicate species might not like the newly mixed sw. HTH

-joe
 

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ok so i went to wal mart got a 10 gallon rubbermaid bin with lid and 6 gallons of ro water.............which i noticed luckly my wal mart culligan ro machine is serviced every 30 days and was just serviced yesterday..........on the chart it said the tds reading was 10ppm...........and well since i cant afford an ro/di unit thats better then my tap well water............anyway so i dumped the 6 gallons in the rubbermaid bin, put in 3 cups of salt, put an air stone in, and im done...........so tomorrow i will take out 6 and put in six
 

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it takes over an hour just to wait for the salt to mix totally into solution. that is if you even know exactly how much salt to add to your X amount of water. it then takes another half and hour or more to make sure any corrective salt added dissolves properly.

G~
 
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