The Directions of Typical Ionic Concentrations of Reef Salt
1. Reefs salt mixture with dechlorinated tap water or purified water. We recommend using a commercial dechlorinator like Prime to neutralize the chlorine in tap water and / or chloramines. If the source quality is extremely poor water purification is recommended with a Seachem Pinnacle RO / DI system.
NOTE: To prepare small quantities, using 34 g of salt per liter Reef (1/2 cup per U.S. gallon) of water.
2. Stir well to ensure thorough mixing. Although salt Reef solution can be used immediately, we suggest aerating the water until it reaches oxygen / carbon dioxide balance.
3. Measure the specific gravity. Recommended range is from 1.020 to 1.025 A 24 C (75 F).
NOTE: 675 g Reef Salt is formulated to create 20 liters (1.4 pounds for every 5 U.S. gallons) of salt water into a specific gravity of 1.021.
4. Adjust the salt accordingly. If the specific gravity is too low, add more salt Reef. If too high, add more dechlorinated water or purified water.
5. 20% change the water tank every 2 weeks (or as necessary) to maintain the optimum water quality.
USAGE NOTE: Never mix salt in an aquarium containing animals. In new aquariums: Transfer animals in the aquarium after salt is completely mixed and aerated and specific gravity has been adjusted. Use Seachem Stability to prevent "new tank syndrome" and avoid unnecessary loss of animals in a new system.
ATTENTION: Reef Salt is not for human consumption. Keep out of reach of children. Contact in dry form may cause irritation of the skin or eyes. In case of eye contact, thoroughly wash the eye (s) with cool water and seek medical attention.
NOTE: Depending on the specific gravity, the alkalinity should be about 4.0-5.0 meq / l, calcium should be between 380-430 mg / l, magnesium should be between 1200-1350 mg / l, and strontium should be 8 -12 mg / l. Between water changes elements can become depleted by use. Seachem offers a complete line of supplements for reef restoration and maintenance of many parameters, including (but not limited to) calcium, magnesium, strontium, iodine and alkalinity.