Can I add salt

Discussion in 'Beginner Discussions' started by wade jooste, 16 Jan 2011.

  1. wade jooste

    wade jooste

    Joined:
    31 Aug 2010
    Posts:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Rietkuil "OUTBACK"
    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:
     
  2. Guest




  3. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator

    Joined:
    14 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    16,802
    Likes Received:
    591
    Location:
    Sandton
    i would only add salt once its full and running and you happy no leaks etc
    will save salt if an issue arises
     
  4. OP
    wade jooste

    wade jooste

    Joined:
    31 Aug 2010
    Posts:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Rietkuil "OUTBACK"
    I have already run the tank with FW for six days checking all levels,leaks ,ATO etc
     
  5. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator

    Joined:
    14 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    16,802
    Likes Received:
    591
    Location:
    Sandton
    then no real reason why u couldnt, but i would fill it, let it get to the right temp, then add salt..
     
  6. OP
    wade jooste

    wade jooste

    Joined:
    31 Aug 2010
    Posts:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Rietkuil "OUTBACK"
    ja,maybe im too impatient ....will wait...know I have to learn this with this hobby


    THX
     
  7. RiaanP

    RiaanP Moderator

    Joined:
    11 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    24,039
    Likes Received:
    1,458
    Location:
    Centurion
    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.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 26 Nov 2015

Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - salt Forum Date
Try some Seachem Vibrant Salt at R899 + FREE Delivery Sponsor Specials Yesterday at 12:10
Aquaforest 22kg Reef salt R995, Probiotic R1,350 this weekend only and AF open day Sponsor Specials Yesterday at 10:16
Starting with NSW and moving on with salt mix, yay or nay? General Discussions and Advice 15 Jun 2017
Red Sea Salt and suppliment Special Wild on Pets 11 Jun 2017
New to saltwater New Members 9 May 2017
Salt Mixing General Discussions and Advice 6 Apr 2017
Welcome Seachem Vibrant Sea Salt JungleAquatics.NET BLOG 5 Apr 2017