Instant Ocean

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Instant Ocean

Post by amhet88 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:11 pm

Sorry if this is a silly question, but for those who use instant ocean, is the salt supposed to completely dissolve? I use a 1qt bottle and estimated that it would need approx 4 tablespoons of salt, but it doesn't seem to be completely dissolving so I hope I'm not putting in too much! Thanks :)

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Re: Instant Ocean

Post by Hermiesguardian » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:46 pm

amhet88 wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:11 pm
Sorry if this is a silly question, but for those who use instant ocean, is the salt supposed to completely dissolve? I use a 1qt bottle and estimated that it would need approx 4 tablespoons of salt, but it doesn't seem to be completely dissolving so I hope I'm not putting in too much! Thanks :)
It should but I think there will always be sediment. I usually make mine with very warm water at the beginning of the mix, shake, then continue with cooler water. I make a gallon at a time.
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Re: Instant Ocean

Post by JoeHermits » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:36 pm

A bit of sediment at the bottom is normal. Unless you powerhead it for a while you’re going to get some salt settling out.


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Re: Instant Ocean

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:21 am

Some salt always seems to settle in the bottom of my bottle too. So I make sure I always shake it up again before refilling the soaking dish.

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Re: Instant Ocean

Post by curlysister » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:22 am

Both! LOL!

There will always be a bit of sediment.

And you are also using too much salt. The proper concentration is 1 Tbsp in one pint (2 cups). So you would need 2 Tbsp in one quart (4 cups).
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Re: Instant Ocean

Post by amhet88 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:28 pm

Oh no I can't believe I had calculated the mixture for 2 quarts! Thanks for warning me! That fixes the problem :lol:

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Re: Instant Ocean

Post by curlysister » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:45 pm

amhet88 wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:28 pm
Oh no I can't believe I had calculated the mixture for 2 quarts! Thanks for warning me! That fixes the problem :lol:
No problem! I am glad you asked the question!
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