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Old 04-17-2013, 11:15 AM   #1
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Raising salinity?

So both my 5 gallon nano and 35 gallon tanks are lying low in salinity (1.022)
Do I just do a water change and add more salt to the ro/di water?
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:08 PM   #2
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How to top up your tank

Just top up with your normal saltwater until you get the SG where you want it. I've got RO/DI water in one container and I keep my Saltwater separate in different containers. When my SG is low I top up with Saltwater. When the SG is correct but the level is low I top up with RO/DI water.
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:13 PM   #3
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So you have a fresh RO/DI water in one container and Salt RO/DI in another? Do I just use the 1/2 cup of salt for every gallon or do i add more? I only have one 5 gallon jug, so I do 2 1/2 cups of salt
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Follow the instrctions on your container to make your SW. Then test it and make sure it's how you want it, Salinity Level. Once your water, is leveled off top up your tank. It's really not complex and you don't need to do anything extra or add anything extra. Just make a container of SW and then top up your tank.
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Ok but if you want to raise the salinity of an aquarium that already is cycled, of course with no fishes or corals just two little snails on it!! I can raise it like that?
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:36 PM   #6
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That is the correct way to raise your salinity not matter your inhabitants. If your SG is low that's how you raise it.

NEVER put salt in your tank or mix your water in your tank.
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But if i want to raise the salinity from 1.023 to 1.025 i could do it little by little or just i need the water to make the change?
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You can make that change all at once. Max recommended salinity change in .003 per day. your fine

And by make the change, I mean make a water change with higher salinity water.
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Nice!! I was a little worried about that change of salinity. Thank you buddy!!👍
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:19 PM   #10
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I wouldn't do that with a 5g, smaller increments might yield better results.
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