Can I add salt

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  1. wade jooste

    wade jooste

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    Been running RO unit for 30hours now and DT is nearly half full.....was wondering if i could start to add salt now as one circ. pump is covered and already running and then adjust salinity as the tank and sump fill up .Estimate another 2 days before all is filled.....or should i rather wait until everything is filled the add salt....would there be any difference...(damn RO unit is sooooo sloooow..:(:yeahdude:
     
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    i would only add salt once its full and running and you happy no leaks etc
    will save salt if an issue arises
     
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    I have already run the tank with FW for six days checking all levels,leaks ,ATO etc
     
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    then no real reason why u couldnt, but i would fill it, let it get to the right temp, then add salt..
     
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    ja,maybe im too impatient ....will wait...know I have to learn this with this hobby


    THX
     
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    nothing good happens fast.
    so you can wait another 2 days. get a beer, slow, relax. Fill it up, re-check for leaks as @dallasg mentioned. Why be in a hurry to save 2 days?

    I got a leak. damn. between my refugium and sump. Really slow, like in max 200ml a day. In a place where I can not reach. Full days work to fix. Just a bit of silicone. Bliksem, I cannot reach.
     
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