what pump to mix saltwater

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  1. NADEEM

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    Hi all,I have been using a sunsun 3000l/h flow pump to mix my saltwater in a bucket. After 2 weeks the water had a weird white residue in it and pump stoPped working. Bought another sunsun, the jvp201, used twice and exact same thing, white residue In water and now pump don't work.

    Am I using the wrong type of pump to mix salt water? What going on? What pump should I be using?
     
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    i uses the 202 big daddy 12000lph 2 of them get the white residue but no issues
     
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    i use and old return pump.
     
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    Hi, none will believe, but i stir my salt with a big woodenspoon. next day stir again test in and whalla in the tank. What sea salt are you using.
     
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    Sounds like calcium carbonate residue. It usually happens if calcium is added to quickly to the water, i.e. try and mix the water slower. Add less salt at a time to mix it up properly.

    Its completely harmless to livestock but as u have seen it can build up on pumps and stop them from working
     
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    That is some handy advice!


    I also stir my water/salt with a wooden spoon... But I only use 10L per weekly water change :)
     
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    i olso agree with rakabos.
     
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    Go with a good return pump! Rakabos comments is also of great value!
     
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    A return pump does the trick. I use a Otp2000 pump to mix salt and its been working for 3 years ;).
     
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    Use an old return pump for mine 2000lph I first heat my water with the heater and then I add my salt over 30min period not all at ones bit by bit then I flow it for 24hrs with the heater off then 30 to 40 min before I do my water change I put the heater back on boom your done:thumbup:
     
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    wow shot for all the comments and advice guys, i now see what i have been doing wrong, i dump all the salt in at once, didnt know it was neccessary to add the salt slowly.
    will have to go buy some premixed salt water for this weeks water change, but i will start doing it properly from next week, Tahnk you all for the help.
     
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    oh and i use the red sea coral pro salt
     
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