TLDR at the bottom 🙂
Although there are many tutorials on flipping chlorine out there, i have not found any on flipping salt, i find this method more approachable and efficient and way less of a hassle to setup if you just want to make a few hundred millions in a few minutes without having to commit to creating a farm and stuff like that.
Here are the steps.
have positron ejector installed in your ship with a couple upgrades (upgrades not necessary but they speed up the process a bit, also i use a cargo ship since it has more open slots but doesnt have to be) *you get the positron ejector blueprint from the anomaly.
go to any water planet (mostly ocean surface)
SHOOT THE OCEAN FLOOR WITH YOUR POSITRON EJECTOR just hold the fire key/button down even if it overheats and roam around randomly, preferably in one general direction shooting aiming down as far as possible
make thousands of salt, i usually do this until i fill up my exosuit general inventory and exosuit cargo, but leave none on my ship (because of the next step)
sell to a trade terminal that sells salt. *note you can only sell the salt once at a high rate on this terminal, when you sell from either your exosuit or ship the market will crash and the price will be reduced to a fraction, so carry all of the salt you want to sell with either yourself or on your ship but not both.
re buy salt that you just sold for a fraction of the price in the same terminal *the market in this system will recover in a few hours so you can come back here in the future if you want.
jump to new system that sells salt, usually systems with a water planet in it.
repeat process as much as you want.
if you sell to a system that doesn’t sell salt you wont be able to rebuy and you’re gonna have to go a water planet and farm salt again.
I made about 110,000,000 units in less than 10 minutes of shooting the ocean floor. then just flipped that in a few systems and stopped at 500,000,000 since i dont think i’ll ever need more than that lol.
Each stack of 9,999 salt in your exosuit should be worth almost 3 million so the more slots you free up the more you can carry and flip.
I discovered this by accident. i shot the ocean floor with my positron and got 1,800 salt instantly.
Also im fairly new to the game i’ve been playing for about 3 weeks now and put around 150 hours (dont judge lol) im really enjoying it and would not encourage to break your style of gameplay, if you feel like getting a bunch of units might ruin your experience then simply ignore this, but for me it was super lucky that i discovered this, i wanted to buy an S-class freighter but they cost 150+ million units, so now i can hunt for that s class 🙂 and only had to farm units for a little bit.
thanks for reading this and please let me know if something is not clear or if there are ways to improve this method.
TLDR: SHOOT THE OCEAN FLOOR WITH YOUR POSITRON EJECTOR AND FARM SALT