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SO I bring some water to a near boil (bubbles at bottom of put but not a rolling boil) then pour it into a bowl with per-measured out aq salt (30 level teaspoons for a 10g at 0.3% salinity) and let it dissolve over night, almost 36 hours actually.. do a water change and pour the water in (goldfish are in a separate cube until wc is done) and look how much aq salt is still left!  Looks like about 10-15 teaspoons worth.  Should I put this in a nylon stocking and plop it in the tank? or it just won't dissolve any more?

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I put mine in a nylon sock and let it dissolve on its own in the tank (when the tank is full).

 

I wonder if, at some point, in a small amount of water with lots of salt that the water will be "saturated" to the point that the salt won't dissolve anymore? Not sure about that one. I would have thought that boiling water would certainly dissolve even a lot of salt...

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I put mine in a nylon sock and let it dissolve on its own in the tank (when the tank is full).

 

I wonder if, at some point, in a small amount of water with lots of salt that the water will be "saturated" to the point that the salt won't dissolve anymore? Not sure about that one. I would have thought that boiling water would certainly dissolve even a lot of salt...

yeah that's kinda what I thought and I didn't want to go from 0.3% to 0% with salt only in a bag taking hours to (day) to dissolve.. I'll try to slap it in a nylon stocking and put ti on the tank for the rest of the day/night.

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I just put the salt in a jar, add some water, put the lid on and shake it vigorously,  Then, I pour the water into the tank, leaving the remaining salt in the jar, add some more water to the jar and repeat.  I do this until all of the salt is dissolved.  I don't even use hot water and it takes about 5 minutes.

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I just put the salt in a jar, add some water, put the lid on and shake it vigorously,  Then, I pour the water into the tank, leaving the remaining salt in the jar, add some more water to the jar and repeat.  I do this until all of the salt is dissolved.  I don't even use hot water and it takes about 5 minutes.

thanks for the tip, I may grab myself a lidded container and do that.

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I just put the salt in a jar, add some water, put the lid on and shake it vigorously,  Then, I pour the water into the tank, leaving the remaining salt in the jar, add some more water to the jar and repeat.  I do this until all of the salt is dissolved.  I don't even use hot water and it takes about 5 minutes.

thanks for the tip, I may grab myself a lidded container and do that.

 

I use a mason jar from the dollar store.

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I just put the salt in a jar, add some water, put the lid on and shake it vigorously,  Then, I pour the water into the tank, leaving the remaining salt in the jar, add some more water to the jar and repeat.  I do this until all of the salt is dissolved.  I don't even use hot water and it takes about 5 minutes.

thanks for the tip, I may grab myself a lidded container and do that.

 

I use a mason jar from the dollar store.

 

So I used a ~1 gallon jug with handle that use to have a pomegranate juice in it (thoroughly rinsed) worked like a charm, got all the salt dissolved in 3 batches of water (about 1/2-3/4 full jug each time).  Thank you again for the info!

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If you try to do it in a smaller volume of water it will precipitate out or not dissolve into the water as the solution reaches saturation. Just nylon diffuse it and you'll be fine.

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If you try to do it in a smaller volume of water it will precipitate out or not dissolve into the water as the solution reaches saturation. Just nylon diffuse it and you'll be fine.

Does this have a bad effect on the goldies? going from 0.3% to 0.0% (from 100% water change) then going back up to 0.3% from the nylon stocking?  I thought from the pinned "how to quarantine new fish" if going from 0 to 0.3% you need 36 hours? Or is that just for initial adding of salt to get them use to it and after that the daily flux doesn't bother them?

 

http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/114492-how-to-quarantine-new-fish/

  • 2.) Raise salt to 0.3% for at least 1 week
  • Please see link on salt above when choosing a safe salt to use. Remember to completely dissolve salt before adding it to the tank.
  • Raise salt by 0.1% every 12 hours until you reach .3%

 

I'm not arguing with you, just asking questions to trying to understand it better.

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I just put the salt in a jar, add some water, put the lid on and shake it vigorously,  Then, I pour the water into the tank, leaving the remaining salt in the jar, add some more water to the jar and repeat.  I do this until all of the salt is dissolved.  I don't even use hot water and it takes about 5 minutes.

thanks for the tip, I may grab myself a lidded container and do that.

 

I use a mason jar from the dollar store.

 

So I used a ~1 gallon jug with handle that use to have a pomegranate juice in it (thoroughly rinsed) worked like a charm, got all the salt dissolved in 3 batches of water (about 1/2-3/4 full jug each time).  Thank you again for the info!

 

Great, glad it worked :)

 

I prefer not to bounce them back and forth between salinity levels.  I also don't wear nylons, so I don't keep them handy :rofl

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I just put the salt in a jar, add some water, put the lid on and shake it vigorously,  Then, I pour the water into the tank, leaving the remaining salt in the jar, add some more water to the jar and repeat.  I do this until all of the salt is dissolved.  I don't even use hot water and it takes about 5 minutes.

thanks for the tip, I may grab myself a lidded container and do that.

 

I use a mason jar from the dollar store.

 

So I used a ~1 gallon jug with handle that use to have a pomegranate juice in it (thoroughly rinsed) worked like a charm, got all the salt dissolved in 3 batches of water (about 1/2-3/4 full jug each time).  Thank you again for the info!

 

Great, glad it worked :)

 

I prefer not to bounce them back and forth between salinity levels.  I also don't wear nylons, so I don't keep them handy :rofl

 

I only use them for the tanks too

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