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Setting up a brackish tank for shrimp


nick11380

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I have a 30 gallon tank that I want to set up for brackish water shrimp. The tank has been set up with fresh water for over a year so it has a fresh water cycle. Will the cycle hold with adding the salt or will it have to recycle for salt water?

I plan to get instant ocean sea salt mix and make the specific gravity of 1.008 to 1.016

I was going to mix the salt with my tap water that I run through a kold stel ll 3 stage filter but then I read that R/O water should be used then add calcium carbonate rocks so the water is buffered and does not become acidic. Is it really necessary to use R/O water or would it work to use my filtered water?

I was also going to mix the salt in the tank but then I saw pictures of salt being mixed in buckets. Does it matter if the salt is mixed in the tank or buckets?

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