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Old 03-21-2012, 01:17 AM   #1
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Lowering salt levels in saltwater tank

My salt levels in my tank keep rising but I.keep adding freshwater (without salt) but doesn't seem to lower the levels. Any advice?
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:34 AM   #2
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Remove some water and add fresh. If you only replace water that evaporated than you are only getting back to the same salinity level.
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Same advice but do it in small changes.
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What are you using to measure your salinity? Are you dosing anything?
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Sorry I'm using a hydrometer. I check it this morning and it went do just gave me a scare!!!
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May want to invest in a refractometer, they are not very expensive, and more accurate.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:57 PM   #7
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Hydrometers can be very inaccurate. I also would suggest getting a refractometer along with some calibration fluid.
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