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no i have not yes every one said change water your the first to say salt. and yes still pumpkinseeds


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PostPosted: Jun 7th, '13, 05:03 
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your the first to say salt.

No he wasn't.... :lol:

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ok rupert you win lol, BUT you said nitrites not ammonia. i didn't really understand, what do the nitrites have to do with it? i still dont get how one affects the other :dontknow:


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Salt is applied to combat nitrite poisoning..... not ammonia...


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is my nitrite too high?


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PostPosted: Jun 7th, '13, 07:03 
Not excessively... but in combination with the stress from high ammonia.... could be a straw on a fishes back...

Salt also stimulates slime coat production... and acts as a general "tonic" for the fish....


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ok its been cycling nonstop for 36 hours now just retested

nitrate 5-10

nitrite 1.0

hardness 100

alkalinity 100

PH 7.2-7.6, not sure

ammonia 2.0 dropped some :)

getting salt today


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Salt to 1ppt to mitigate against the nitrites... and keep pumping continuously for 24 hours....

What is your tank temp... with your pH now at 7.6.... even though your ammonia level has dropped... you may still be toxic...


ok boss i got my salt, a 44 lb bag, so now i know PPT is parts per thousand, but i have no idea what this means or how to figure it out :upset: :dontknow: :dontknow:


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Hehe, ppt = parts per thousand :)

How big's your fish tank?

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300 gl tank and 180 gallon sump tank


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staring at a bag of salt, aaaaaanyone care to tell me how to figure this measurement out?


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Someone knowledgeable in AP please correct me if I'm wrong, but in engineering ppm is mg/L, so ppt is ug/L (or 0.001 mg/L)


edit: I think I went the wrong way... ppt is 1000mg/L??? that sounds like a lot.. this is why I'm not an engineer....

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Assuming your tanks are holding 300+180gal of water (and no air space at the top) then
1ppt = 4lb salt
2ppt = 8lb
3ppt = 12lb

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1mg/litre = 1ppm
1ppt = 1g/litre = 1kg/1000litres = 2lb/250 USgal

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Ahah, I was right the second time...

In my defense I used to work with ppb concentrations, which IS ug/L

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