Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Hudson, Quebec, Canada
Purchase a small powerhead to mix the saltwater mix and then using a length of plastic tubing attach the powerhead to the hose, using the powerhead to fill the tank from the bucket.
The salt needs time to dissolve fully in the water and be at the correct temperature the tank is at before being added to the tank..this is why it would be beneficial to mix it in a separate bucket with a separate heater and powerhead, then as mentioned use the powerhead to fill the tank. Mix it 24 hours in advance of doing the change.
Adding salt "on the fly" leaves the chances of errors higher, slightly over do it with the salt and it may be too much for the puffer to handle.
Hope this helps.
10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)
75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.
220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)