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Old 10-04-2006, 10:43 AM   #11
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I believe stability is the best way to go. If you want to reduce the salinity, I would pre mix my water with a little lower salinity and lower it through PWCs, over time.
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Just a side note to say ALWAYS acclimate. It is not just a salinity difference, but ph and temp difference and over all water difference that you are acclimating them to...the larger the discrepency between the two tanks chemistry, the longer the acclimation time required.
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I agree with Hara.....the only big problem I see is that you didnt drip acclimate!

My LFS's water is always off......As long as you drip acclimate it wont be a problem...

And always trust your refracto, once you have it calibrated right!

BTW, throw away your hydrometer, thats where it belongs, in the trash!
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This is a side note, intended for roka64, without getting into the osmoregulation aspects of coral tissues and varying salinities... Elevated salinity can also bring about an unexpected side-effect: it filters light, changing spectrum, and typically encourages unwanted cyano and micro-algae!
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This is a side note, intended for roka64, without getting into the osmoregulation aspects of coral tissues and varying salinities... Elevated salinity can also bring about an unexpected side-effect: it filters light, changing spectrum, and typically encourages unwanted cyano and micro-algae!
Actually, that makes a lot of sense...more salt, more dense, less light....Thanks for the info!
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Just got home with some distilled water about an hour ago. Recalibrated the refrac, and I got the same. Refrac tests 1.024, and hydro, 1.021. I called the LFS to tell them that their water tested at 1.030. It is my least favorite LFS as far as selection, quality and price. They told me that couldn't be...Oh well.

I am really shocked that a good size LFS that has a marine section with LR, inverts, and fish do not use a high quality refractometer! IMO, that is a shame. I mean come on, they sell them!!
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That`s what I would think also. Well it looks like the case is solved Good Luck Mike
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