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Nitrite Spike

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So after adding my fish. I've got a mini cycle. The nitrite spiking a bit, so I want to use salt as a buffer. It doesn't remove nitrite and only way is water changes.

I was wondering for 0.1% concentration of salt, I've been looking through the forum for exact amount of salt to put in for 0.1%. So far I've gotten mixed things. These are what I've seen.

koko's blog written by ranchugirl "1 teaspoon per gallon or 1 tablespoon per 5 g"  https://www.kokosgoldfish.com/Salt.html

 

1 teaspoon per gallon

1 teaspon = 5g, 5g x 75 gallons = 375g of salt........

1 tablespoon per 5 g"

1 tablespoon = 17g, 17g x 75gallons/5 gallons = 255g of salt

My own general chemistry understanding

75 gallons = 283 liters = 283000 mL, 283000 * 0.01% = 283g, so 283 grams of salt

 

2 1/2 teaspoons per gallon   https://www.kokosgoldfish.com/cycle.html

2.5 x 5g *75 = 937g of salt ??   :yikes

 

I have a scale, so how many grams of salt will increase 75 gallons of water to 0.01%?

 

Thanks

 

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Do you want to raise it to 0.1% or 0.01%?   You said both of those in your post ... :idont

 

also in your last calculation, I'm not sure why you multiplied times 5...

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4 hours ago, fantailfan1 said:

Do you want to raise it to 0.1% or 0.01%?   You said both of those in your post ... :idont

 

also in your last calculation, I'm not sure why you multiplied times 5...

I meant I want to raise it 0.1% 

For the last calculation 5g is how much each teaspoon is. So 2 1/2 teaspoons is 2.5*5g*75.

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For 0.1% in a 75 gallon tank, your calculation of 283 grams is correct.   

 

2.5 teaspoons is 5 grams? :idont   I'm not sure if I'm confusing g for grams or gallons....  either way your calculation is correct as I stated above... :)

 

 

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1 minute ago, fantailfan1 said:

For 0.1% in a 75 gallon tank, your calculation of 283 grams is correct.   

 

2.5 teaspoons is 5 grams? :idont   I'm not sure if I'm confusing g for grams or gallons....  either way your calculation is correct as I stated above... :)

 

 

Thanks! I mean 1 teaspoon is 5g. So Koko said 2.5 teaspoons for ever gallon. Thus 2.5 teaspoons x 5g (grams per teaspoon) *75gallons = 937g of salt. Which is approximately 3 times 283g, meaning it's about 0.3%.

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