Making as salt water is an easy task. Come, let’s explore the way to make it at home.
Gather Essential Supplies
Purchase A Sea Salt Mix: You can easily purchase the salt water mix from the fish supply store. It usually comes tubs of 10 or 22 kilograms. Keep the size of your aquarium in mind. You require a large container for a big aquarium and a small tank for a small aquarium. Even if you have extra, it will be useful for future batches.
Look For A Water Source: The way sea salt mix is vital in the same way water source is also very important. One should have clean and healthy water for fishes; otherwise, they would not sustain long. Tap water will go along for fish aquarium, but for corals, ensure different water source. Try and use RO water for its sustainability.
Collect Additional Supplies: Ensure you have other supplies too required to make your mixture such as:
Floating thermometer, battery powdered
Small powerhead for water circulation
Mix Salt And Water
Wash The Container: Now, wash the container with tap water properly before you fill it with clean water. Make sure there are no such particles that contaminate the fresh water. Avoid using soap while washing as it can be harmful.
Fill It With Water: Fill the clean RO water in a bucket and make sure it is completely filtered. Figure out the correct quantity of water to be filled as per the size of the bucket.
Put A Thermometer In Container: Now, place a thermometer in your container where you can monitor it easily. It will help you to track the temperature, which will keep your corals and fish healthy. Ensure you note the temperature of the water on paper so that you do not forget.
Place The Heater And Powerhead In A Container: Now place the heater and powerhead at the bottom of the container as it will help to mix the salt mix more quickly. Ensure the heater is set at the same place and level as in your aquarium to target the same.
Mix Sea Salt Mixture: Now add the sea salt mix in different batches in the container. Read the guidelines on the packet before you mix. Make sure you use water as required. Follow the guidelines written on it.
Test The Gravity: Test the gravity of the water with a refractometer which should be between 1.020 to 1.024
Let It Settle Overnight: Let the water sit for 24 hours in the bucket so that salt water mixes appropriately.
Check Its Conditions
Track The Gravity: Now, again, test the gravity of water between the ranges as described above.
Measure The Temperature Of Aquarium: Measure its temperature, which should be between 75-78 degree F for reefs and corals.
Pour The Mixture In Tank: When everything is optimal, pour the mixture in your aquarium. Be double sure before adding about all components for the safety and healthy living of fishes and reefs.