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Old 07-07-2014, 11:01 AM   #11
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Inverts are extremely sensitive to changes in salinity so that would be my guess there without knowing your params. Drip acclimation is best IMO. Also please double check any advice given to you by an lfs, most will say anything to get a sale and push unnecessary supplements on you. No one on here will make a cent from giving you advice, the same can't be said about lfs
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Old 07-07-2014, 01:18 PM   #12
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In my lfs's defense they did not know my salinity was low nor did I at the time. sent wife to store for sand and snails and she came back with the shrimp. Took some water there today. All my other levels seem normal. Just the low salinity. Gave me 10 gallons of sw to do a water change with today and said to do it again in a week until levels come up to normal.


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Old 07-07-2014, 01:36 PM   #13
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Rescue tank with low salt level

Don't do a 10 gal change. That will raise the salinity to fast. Refer to my above post #7
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Thanks, am I taking your advice and raising the level slower. Got the protein skimmer working properly today. There was a clog in the end of the air tube by the intake. All fish look very healthy today and all ate as soon as i fed them. Thanks for everyones input. I'll post pics as soon as I'm allowed to.


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Old 07-07-2014, 10:52 PM   #15
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When you do a partial water change with higher salinity it is best to do it very slowly by using a "drip method" similar to acclimating new fish to tank. Get an air line tubing and make a loose knot and siphon the new saltwater which is at higher level before tightening to adjust the drip.
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what I would suggest thats not rocket science ,
as the water evaporates add salt water rather than fresh
keep a close eye on your salinity till it hits the mark
test everyday before adding more salt water so it gets mixed in well
this way you dont add to much to fast
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It may take a whole week before a five gallon evaporates. If you can wait that long then it's fine.
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I meant as it evaporates fill it back up with the salt
not wait till all the water evaporates lol
it will slowly boost up the salinity little by little not to shock anything
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Why wait for it to evaporate when you can just remove may be 2 gallons and then start the drip method right away with the higher salinity?
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Good luck! It seems everyone has given you some good advice already. I would just let the water evaporate and fill it back up with salt water. On top of that, of course your weekly water changes with a slightly higher salinity. This way you won't shock your animals.

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