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Read a bunch that said half cup per gallon of Rodi to get to 1.025. I’m at 1.014 after that recommendation. What’s everyone mixing in their RO to get to desired salinity?
 
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Math would be incorrect lol it should be a cup per every 2.5-2.75 gallons of water with this calculation
I fill up a 44g brute can almost to the very top and it takes about 16 cups to get to 1.026, if my math is correct that is like 2.5 cups a gallon.
 
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All these salt mixes should come with the disclaimer “You mileage WILL vary.”

I mixed up 10 gallons of 0 TDS RODI with TMP salt mixed yesterday. Needed 6 1/2 cups of salt to get to 35 ppm
Well I buy 160 gallon mix and want to get close to that amount with $115 salt. I had to mix nearly 8-9 cups with 10 gallons of water to get there.
 

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Well I buy 160 gallon mix and want to get close to that amount with $115 salt. I had to mix nearly 8-9 cups with 10 gallons of water to get there.
How long did you wait after mixing saltwater before you tested?
 
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Until water was clear
I usually test the next day. Also do you have a circulating pump in your saltwater mixing container for constant mixing or are you just mixing by hand?
 

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Well I buy 160 gallon mix and want to get close to that amount with $115 salt. I had to mix nearly 8-9 cups with 10 gallons of water to get there.

Most of the salts you will not get the full amount when making salt at 1.025. The BRS video showed that but I do not remember to exact amount 130-160 gallons depending on salinity
 
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Probably not helpful because metric but I mix 25 litres of RO to 800 ml of Pro Reef. Even though it clears quickly, I leave mine churning overnight and heated to 25C before testing the salinity. Then I usually need to add a little salt to acheive salinity of 35 ppt.

Then I test another parameter or two to cross-check the accuracy of the salinity test. Pro Reef parameters are:

Alkanity approx. 7° KH
Calcium approx. 440 ppm
Magnesium approx. 1350 ppm
 

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I haven't used that one. It looks to be a conductivity meter. Just make sure it is recently calibrated with a 35 ppt standard, and that you are accounting for temperature.

The salts I use seem to take about 3 cups per 5 gallon batch to reach reef salinity.
 
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I haven't used that one. It looks to be a conductivity meter. Just make sure it is recently calibrated with a 35 ppt standard, and that you are accounting for temperature.

The salts I use seem to take about 3 cups per 5 gallon batch to reach reef salinity.
Yes recently calibrated with 35ppt.
 
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