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I've never done it myself, but I believe most salt water hobbyists measure the salinity of their water by testing the specific gravity.

I'm sure there are people on this board who can give you detailed info on that.
 

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Good links.
I use the specific gravity trick.
Remember, these fish deal with a lot of fluctuation so usually you can get away with being 'close' to what you want ( 1.010? I think pure saltwater is about 1.023)
 

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i added some table salt to the 30breeder for the fig 8 puffer but i have yet to move him

i added a medical dosage of salt meaning 5 tbls of table salt to the tank
 

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I don't think table salt is a good idea, use the same salt used for saltwater tanks!
There's debate on whether the small amount of iodide or anti-caking stuff is bad but what is good are all of the trace minerals in sea salt.
 

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hey sweets, one should not own a brackish tank if one does not know how to spell brackish :laugh:
just playing, but i agree with acesto, table salt doesn't contain all the necessicary elements that synthasized sea salt does, (though i've heard it can work for healing fish)
 

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your sig is mesmorizing


he is in a brackish tank now but i am gonna move him into a 10g in my room

so i should add 1 tbls on aquarium salt to make brackesh water :rasp:
 
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