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Old 04-26-2011, 07:06 AM   #1
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Salinity questions

Hi,

My tank is two months old and i have a question about salinity.

I have CUC (Hermits/Shrimp/Slug) and one firefish at the moment with two clowns next week and soft corals later on in the year.

My salinity by Refractometer reads 1.023/30. - Is this acceptable?

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That's a little low, but acceptable. Natural seawater around most coral reefs is about 1.026/35

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Thanks ccCapt, is it worth adding a touch of salt mix to some RO to bring it up?

great diagram by the way!
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yes but add it slowly you dont want to shock the inverts
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Are we talking a teaspoon at a time? Thanks...
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:54 AM   #6
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yea teaspoon at a time,
Clowns can live in water from 1.019 to 1.026...
I know this from experience. Im slowly raising my waters sg/salinity from 1.019 its been over a week and im at 1.021 at the moment. so even when you do have the clowns in there you can continue to slowly raise the sg....
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