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Old 01-11-2014, 03:22 PM   #1
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With most saltwater fish, there looks to be this good flexibility on having your salinity be between 1020-1025. I have my tanks at 1023-1024. Is there an ideal salinity that fish like?
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I keep my 20 reef between .025 and .026. Fish and corals seem to be happy
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You want to shoot for 1.025 for a reef and that's more for the coral. Lots of people run their fish only tanks around 1.020. I have heard of people going as high as 1.030 but if you stick around 1.025 you should be good.
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The higher the salinity the less oxygen the water holds. In a FOWLR the lower SG lessens stress on the fish in a Reef tank the coral tend to like a higher SG (1.025) One of the reasons for the added flow in reef tanks is to raise the oxygen content of the water. In my FOWLR I keep the SG. at .023 In my reef it's at .026
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The higher the salinity the less oxygen the water holds. In a FOWLR the lower SG lessens stress on the fish in a Reef tank the coral tend to like a higher SG (1.025) One of the reasons for the added flow in reef tanks is to raise the oxygen content of the water. In my FOWLR I keep the SG. at .023 In my reef it's at .026

Sweet deal! I keep mine at .023-.024 on
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