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Old 12-01-2013, 11:37 PM   #1
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Salinity question

I just purchased a few corals from my local fish store. My salinity in my tank is at 1.019 but I was told a salinity of 1.024 is most efficient for corals. How fast can I raise the salinity. Or should I leave it alone and hope the new corals adjust to the 1.019 salinity. I do small water changes daily so I was thinking I could add a little extra salt every water change until I get it up. Any suggestions?
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:00 AM   #2
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I just purchased a few corals from my local fish store. My salinity in my tank is at 1.019 but I was told a salinity of 1.024 is most efficient for corals. How fast can I raise the salinity. Or should I leave it alone and hope the new corals adjust to the 1.019 salinity. I do small water changes daily so I was thinking I could add a little extra salt every water change until I get it up. Any suggestions?
Definitely get it up to 1.025-1.026. You can also top your tank off with saltwater instead of fresh to raise it. I'd do it very gradually over a couple days
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Once again bribo is spot on.

raise the salinity slowly over a few days, using salted water for the top offs instead of unsalted will be the easiest and smoothest way.
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:55 AM   #4
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Raising salinity

Same happening to me, mine was at 1.019 and I'm raising it day by day. I wanna reach 1.022 or 23... 'cause I have some fish coming in too. Or should I go to 1.025?
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As stated above sea water has a salinity of 1.026 thats where it should be
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