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Old 11-10-2014, 05:16 PM   #1
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Mantis shrimp Salinity

My lfs guy keeps telling me that my Salinity should be between 1018-1020 but online sources say 1022-1026. Mine has been hovering around 1020, is that OK for a purple spot mantis?

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Old 11-10-2014, 05:20 PM   #2
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You want it 1.025-1.026. That is where the ocean is at. Being an invert te shrimp will not do well at 1.020


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Ok thanks for the input

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Old 11-10-2014, 11:45 PM   #4
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Just curious but is this the same infamous LFS guy that ordered a peacock mantis, swore it was, only for your research to prove it's a purple two spot ? If so, I'd probably make it my best interest to quit dealing with him. Sounds like he's got much going on up top. Just my opinion.


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Old 11-10-2014, 11:51 PM   #5
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Yeah it's the same guy. Most of his freshwater advice has been spot on but I think I'll go somewhere else for my saltwater needs.

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Old 11-12-2014, 11:10 AM   #6
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1022 - 1026. Ajust the salinity according to your corals needs. xPS need higher SG.
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1022 - 1026. Ajust the salinity according to your corals needs. xPS need higher SG.

All corals/inverts do better at a sg near 1.025-26. Idk why companies state softies 1.022, lps 1.023-24 and sps 1.025-26. That's just dumb lol


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All corals/inverts do better at a sg near 1.025-26. Idk why companies state softies 1.022, lps 1.023-24 and sps 1.025-26. That's just dumb lol
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FOWLR tanks are better at 1020-1022 IMO... That will cost a bit less salt overtime. I prefer my tank (zoans and LPS) at 1024, this work fine since I started. Coral grow well.

RedSea Pro Salts is the best brand I found They state as you said... Lower salt for FOWLR, and higher for SPS....

IMO I would only go to the higher range when you get any corals, and the lower for FOWLR...
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Mantis are more sensitive than fish and I agree with bribo should be kept at NSW levels.
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My 280 was 1.026 and my peacock lived 10 yrs active and healthy in it.


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