Tip of the Day – 5/20/2012


When gearing up for a water change, it’s best to fill the container completely with freshwater before adding salt. The reason for this is the fact that if you put too much salt in a small volume of water, parameters will be so out of whack that you’ll likely get calcium precipitation and deposits on the walls of the container. The unfortunate thing about deposits on the container is that they won’t necessarily dissolve back into the freshwater once it’s filled completely to the top. This means the resulting saltwater mix won’t have all of the ingredients needed to perform a quality water change and you’ll end up with more work to do to clean the mixing container.


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