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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-01-2013, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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Brine Shrimp Water Salinity

I'm going to be making a brine shrimp hatchery soon. Once they hatch, I want to move them to my 5.5g tank. Only one problem: I don't know how salty to make the water, and I don't have the money to buy something to test the salinity. How much salt should I put in the 5.5g tank water that will be right for the brine shrimp?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-20-2013, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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Hello? Anyone have any knowledge on sea monkeys or brine shrimp?

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-22-2013, 12:42 AM
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Hello, I can help!!

Brine shrimp can handle a varying degree of salinity, but they do like it saltier than say, the ocean. The recommended amount is 1 and 2/3 tablespoons of salt per quart (or liter) of water. That will equal to 22 tablespoons or 1 and 1/3 cups of salt (if you didn't feel like dispensing the salt with just a tablespoon).

Of course, my math could be way off and thus, I could be wrong, so don't hold me to it.

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Yay!

OK, I'll try just putting in a couple at first to see if they survive, then if they do, I guess your calculations were correct! If not, I'll post back on here.

Thanks!

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