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Old 05-26-2012, 12:32 PM   #1
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First time mixing my own water. If the tank salinity is at 1.025 and my mix is at 1.022. Will this shock the fish or can I do my water change with this.
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what is the size of the tank?
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Your salinity will drop, but how much it drops depends on the volume of your tank and the amount of water you are changing. Why are you mixing the new water at a lower salinity? Just add morre salt to the new water and raise the salinity. Natural seawater around most reefs is 1.026.
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:56 PM   #4
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Thats y I was asking the size. But he def answered the question completly. does that makes sense?
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Makes sense, its a 28g. Just curious! Thanks
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No problem. You said this was your first time mixing your own water. Were you buying buying it pre-mixed?
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Old 05-27-2012, 05:33 PM   #7
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I was buying ocean water. I guess they take it directly from the ocean. Recently I was reading it is not good because it could contain contaminates.
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That is true. But I would also worry about hitch hikers in the ocean water. . . .
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:02 PM   #9
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Hmmm good point! Well now I am buying reef crystals, I got it to 1.025 to match my tank. 10g has been aerating for the last 72 hours. I did use declorinated tap, new batch will be RO. Had to save for my unit, almost there!
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I can atest to how important good RO is.
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