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how much salt equals brackish water?

Discussion in 'Brackish Discussion' started by zombiegrrll, May 5, 2005.

  1. zombiegrrll

    zombiegrrll Medium Fish

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    how much salt do you put in (amount if tbl . tsp. ) to make brackish water.
     


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    That is a great link Kelly!
     
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    To my knowledge there is not set point of what is brackish water. It seems that it is commonly accepted that brackish is inbetween a full fresh setup, and a full marine setup. To be sure, you need to get a hydrometer to read the salinity of the water. Adding Aquarium Salt does not make a tank brackish. Brackish conditions are only created useing marine salt.

    Well, I'm not going to repeat the whole article. Its a good read and should really help you on your way.
     
  5. zombiegrrll

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    thanks about to read now
     
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    i have a scat , puffer , moray eel , and freshies too but i add salt to the water, heard its better for fish and keeps disease away
     
  7. lordroad

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    A common number often thrown out is 1.008. However, most swing hydrometers don't start until 1.010 or so (at least on the graduated scale). You kinda have to eyeball the needle... I keep my fiddler crab tank at about 1.004-8.
     
  8. JWright

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    Keeping salt in a freshwater tank does your fish no good. If they are freshwater fish, they should be in freshwater. Saltwater fish in saltwater. Brackish fish in brackish water.

    Is the stocking list in your signature all in one tank? If so, that's not going to be a terribly happy tank long term.
     
  9. Cutlass

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    If they don't die from different salinity requirements, it will be an expensive aquatic ultimate fighting championship *crazysmil
     
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