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Hi, I have been buying my salt water from the LFS and I have been having real trouble. I have had to take it back twice as it was only 1.015. The best I get is 1.023 and is normally 1.022, this is really affecting my salt levels. Does anybody else have this problem?


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Reply #1

Problem with lfs water is it tends to be a bit low think it's because of the sheer volume they use for all their tanks they do keep it a bit low .
Ideally you want to try to achieve 1023-1025 Before you add it to you're tank so add some salt if it's low till you get 1025 and then add it ,
Just a suggestion
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Thanks, Had wondered if I could just add a bit of salt, how quick would it mix in?


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Usually a min or two , you'll know because you won't see any salty lumps at the bottom,
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Reply #4

When you add the salt to water in the tub instead of mixing it by hand use a blender or one of those hand mixers you use to make cakes to create a swirl until it's desolved
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Buying pre mixed from a lfs in my opinion is a huge rip off. Your much better off just getting RODI and mixing yourself its so easy and you'll get consistent results each time whilst saving money.

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Yes it's a rip off and yes better off mixing it yourself for accurate results you want , yes spend load of money installing a rodi kit and electric bill, (not that they're expensive to run ) I was just making a comment regarding if you was  buying water from Lfs that wasn't right sg an idea to make it right.
Agree with what you saying just making adding a idea
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Oh 100% agree. Some people don't have the time or space so only option is to buy from lfs. I just buy the RODI and mix from home. My lfs charges 4£ for 25l of RODI and I think close to £15 for mixed.

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I used to buy RO from LFS for £5 per 25L (I think), but wasn’t 0 TDS. I now make my own. Have a small RODI unit that I hook up to my garden hose. It’s slow, but may add booster pump in future. It gives more control of the water I add to my tank and is cheaper. You know that you will always come back with more than just RO when you visit LFS...


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I agree about buying it, I pay £7.50 for 25 l but I’m thinking of using spotlesswater as they are going to install a new one close to me. It is less than 4p a litre for RO, not worth the hassle of installing a RO unit of my own and then mixing to what I need.


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I used to buy RO from LFS for £5 per 25L (I think), but wasn’t 0 TDS. I now make my own. Have a small RODI unit that I hook up to my garden hose. It’s slow, but may add booster pump in future. It gives more control of the water I add to my tank and is cheaper. You know that you will always come back with more than just RO when you visit LFS...


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Your so right. I dont think iv ever just left with RO

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