Frustrated with seachem reef salt - ideas ?

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  1. neo

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    Hi all,
    been having some issues with my seachem salt.
    I buy the 6.2kg bags of seachem reef.
    Last 4 bags I bought did not disolve completely, leaves a fine residue, but not powder like, feels like small (<1mm) 'balls' when you rub it between your fingers, about one handful of this is left each time.
    I mix 2kg salt to 50litre water (1.026 salinity), I heat the water to 26degC and have a 6000l/min sunsun pump in the drum to stir things up and it is mixed for 24hours before use.

    Each time I do a wc I have to filter the water when pumping it to my system else the white stuff ends up in my system and settles where-ever the flow is the least.

    Any ideas why ? am i doing something wrong ?
     
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  3. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    had a similar issue with real ocean when i started.
     
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    Do you heat the water up first?
    Always add the salt to water bit by bit while the pump is running, don't add water to salt.
     
  5. llewellyn

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    I had the same issue. It seems to get that way if you keep it for too long (Correct me if I'm wrong). What I do is Stir the salt in a small container and pour the dissolved water into my storage bin filled with RO water and keep doing it until all the salt is completely dissolved. Then let the flow pump do the rest for 24 hours.
     
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