Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-17-2004, 01:28 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Mtns of Denver, CO
Posts: 346
Changing salt

I am having too hard a time getting Tropic Marin saltmix. So I have decided to change to Oceanic. I read what people posted about it and regretably am changing. I was really enjoying the results with Tropic but alas.

My question is; what percentage change should I start out with? 5% or higher.

Thanks
__________________

__________________
It's not a dress, it's a kilt.
pipermurphy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2004, 02:14 PM   #2
steve-s
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Alot of the issue with changing salts will depend on the corals you keep. The more sensitive the coral the more reaction you will see to changes in the chemistry. 5% would be a good starting point. Change that much about every 5-7 days for 6-8 weeks and then you should be fine to slowly increase that amount to 10% for a few weeks. Keep bumping the amount by 5% until you get to what a normal amount would be.

Be sure the new SW has had a good 24 hrs to mix properly aerated and heated before use.

Cheers
Steve
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2004, 03:51 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Mtns of Denver, CO
Posts: 346
Thanks Steve, I have had the water mixing for 3 days. I am keeping about 80% soft corals, ie toadstool, hammer, polyps, carpet, kenya, galaxia.

I will do 5% today and every Sunday till I have changed 100%.
__________________
It's not a dress, it's a kilt.
pipermurphy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2004, 06:31 PM   #4
steve-s
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
The softies shouldn't have that much of a concern but be watchful of the carpet and monitor for color changes and the mouth opening. With how you propose to do the switch I can forsee no issues though.

Cheers
Steve
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
changing, salt

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Changing Salt Caige Saltwater Reef Aquaria 18 12-13-2009 05:37 PM
changing brands of salt water? swjunkie Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10 03-07-2006 10:42 AM
Changing salt mix Brenden Saltwater Reef Aquaria 30 08-30-2005 07:39 PM
Changing from salt to fresh spence0416 Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 5 09-30-2004 11:29 AM
Changing salt..acclimation? jackdp Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 12-26-2003 08:41 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.