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07-21-2014, 01:51 AM
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I have 2 100 gallon containers that I make salt with. I make batches of the entire 200 gallon boxes no measuring needed only measurement of salinity which is 1.026 and that makes around 170 to 180 gallon more or less.
If you're making 2 separate 100g mixes, how is 'no measuring needed'? I usually have some extra chemicals left over after making 200g...
Are you sure that you have ESV salt?
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07-21-2014, 07:22 AM
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If you're making 2 separate 100g mixes, how is 'no measuring needed'? I usually have some extra chemicals left over after making 200g...
Are you sure that you have ESV salt?
They are both connected to each other via pump and PVC and yes it's the ESV salt and how can you have chemicals left over if 200 gallons makes 200 gallons. It should come out exact more or less.
 
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07-21-2014, 07:47 AM
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I also always have extra of the four parts. Been using it for years
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They are both connected to each other via pump and PVC ...
It should come out exact more or less.
Sorry, I did not understand that they were connected... Have you ever measured the volume of the 100g tanks?... I have a 55 gallon plastic drum, that I wanted to 'calibrate' for each 'exact' 5g level, and it turns out the drum actually holds slightly over 60g.

Have you measured the other parameters besides salinity, after adding all ingredients into (only) 180g? Is mag or calc extra high?
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07-21-2014, 02:04 PM
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I never really measured them but on the side it has markers every 10 gallon point all the way to the 100 gallon marker. It would surprising to me if the markings are incorrect.
I am curious, what do you have left over from you 200 gallon mix? Which of the parts and how much? I really figured I wouldn't have to measure anything if I'm mixing up the entire 200 gallon 4 part. That everything would be there exact for 200 gallons.
 
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07-21-2014, 02:17 PM
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IMO, there are various, small amounts of each component (dry and liquid) left over... since I make up to ten 60g batches at a time, I really don't pay attention to the 'leftover' amounts, it's just saved for the next time that I use it... I think that I have a full 'extra' gallon on liquids A & B made from overages.
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07-22-2014, 07:08 AM
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That's a lot extra. Guess I'll be measuring for 200 gallons next time.
 
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07-22-2014, 07:19 AM
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Still doesn't explain why you come up short...
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07-27-2014, 05:55 PM
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I use Brightwell NeoMarine Salt, I have for over a year, I love it.
 
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