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Old 11-02-2011, 02:38 PM   #1
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Question FOWLR question

Hello i was at the LFS today to pick up some more LR was speaking to the guy as i was getting LR and he told me that if i have FOWLR set up that the salinity needs to be higher to mantine the LR but by doing so the fish would get sick. Then stated if i dont raise the salinity the rock would die in approx 4 to 6 months and cause levels in tank to go crazy. Anyone have advice or know if he was correct, incorrect. I have had tank up and running for about 4 months now plus the approx 2 months of intial cycling and havent had any problems as of yet. But am now wondering if i should remove LR to aviod future problems and stress/ disease to fish.

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Old 11-02-2011, 02:41 PM   #2
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Keep the level at 1.022-1.026...Your live rock won't die. As long as your doing your pwc and checking your levels, you will be fine.
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what was your salinity at?
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1.017 to 1.018
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Your salinity is too low. Most marine fish prefer 1..020-1.025 and liverock from about 1.023-1.025.

Kio's recommendation is good
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The beneficial bacteria can live in 1.017 if I remember correctly. Probably wanna raise it slightly though for good measure
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thx for the advice all
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yep min of 1.018 but 1.026 is ideal.
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