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Old 02-06-2014, 07:18 PM   #1
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fish store salinity lower than my tank

I'm doing a water change this evening. I always test the lfs salinity while I'm heating up the water. My stores water is always the same as my tank water...1.025. I took out my 20% water for cleaning and before I put in the new water, I tested it and it was 1.023. Will this difference bother my fish
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How big is your tank?
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:26 PM   #3
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20 gallons so we are talking about 5 gallons
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Yeah it'll lower it to about 1.024. it's no big deal
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thanks...thought it wouldn't hurt but I wanted to check first...Fish are waiting for their new water...lol
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I mean if you want it to 1.025, you could add some salt and re mix it. It shouldn't be an issue.
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i wouldnt add the lfs sw to your tank. just net your fish out and transport him to DT
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i wouldnt add the lfs sw to your tank. just net your fish out and transport him to DT
Why would you take all the fish out?
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It is an easy solution to this, as you never truly know what one tank's parameters are when moving a new fish into your tank. Drip acclimation. A lengthy one, say 1-2 hour, can adjust any livestock to your new system. Then you can avoid adding any water from other tanks as well, who knows what is in it. Maybe even a life stage of ich. Who knows? It is always best practice to keep things simple and under your control in terms of what you add to your tank.
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No where does he say he has new fish.
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