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Old 12-21-2012, 02:00 PM   #1
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1.026 salinity fine?

ive been using ro water from the lfs, i used to be at 1.024 but their water is 1.025

right now im at 1.026, is that ok? im going to get a coral today, and i know they like higher salinity, but im borderline 1.027

i only have a midas right now
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You can work with the range on 1.024-1.028. I keep my tank at 1.026 normally.
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alright, question, i plan on getting a mushroom and zooanthid

do i place them on the sand or rock? how do i place them in there, do i have to buy any extra stuff, my powerhead is kind of strong
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They normally come attached to rock already. I'veused a rubberband to hold them in place until they attach to a rock.
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alright, but if i wanted i can place them on my sand?
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:32 PM   #6
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ive been using ro water from the lfs, i used to be at 1.024 but their water is 1.025

right now im at 1.026, is that ok? im going to get a coral today, and i know they like higher salinity, but im borderline 1.027

i only have a midas right now
The Great Barrier Reef runs about 35ppt which is a specific gravity of 1.0264. This should be your target. Higher salinity means a greater availability of elements.
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alright, question, i plan on getting a mushroom and zooanthid

do i place them on the sand or rock? how do i place them in there, do i have to buy any extra stuff, my powerhead is kind of strong
Where you place them depends on tank depth, lighting, and flow.
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i have nova extreme 2x24, 20 long tank, so 30 inches across, the lights are 24 inches

12 inches high, 1 x 750 koralia powerhead
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1.026 is right where I keep my all the time. And everything is and has been doing great for a year now.
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:03 PM   #10
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ok 1 more question, sorry i made another thread but i dont know how to delete it. So my tank is at 1.027, and my ro water is at 1.024, if i top off with my ro water(about 1 inch worth at most), will my salinity increase or stay the same?

should i add tap water to dilute my ro water? I have amquel plus which scared me with its reading, and some tetra safe conditioner ive been using up until now as options to condition my tap water

i prefer to just add the ro water but i dont want my salinity to go above 1.027

my tap water is like
either 0 ammonia or barely any
0 nitrite
should be 8.4 ph but i just tested it at lower around 7 so im not sure what changed
20-40 nitrate
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