Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-19-2013, 03:35 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Big Tex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Mcallen, Tx
Posts: 1,734
Skimmer Dropping Salinity?

So this might be a weird question but will emptying my skimmer about 2-3 times a week before my 2 week water changes drop my salinity? I top off about 1/2g-2g between all my tanks. Anyone have some insight on this?
__________________

__________________
Big Tex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2013, 03:47 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Hondatek's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 3,969
Yes it definitely will. If it were me I would skim a bit on the drier side filling the cup once per week . Should help a lot .
__________________

__________________
Feed your Filtration
Give it to Porc Chop he'll eat anything!!!!!
"This is my tank and these other fish just live in it"
^ Quoted from Porc Chop^
Hondatek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2013, 04:22 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Big Tex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Mcallen, Tx
Posts: 1,734
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hondatek View Post
Yes it definitely will. If it were me I would skim a bit on the drier side filling the cup once per week . Should help a lot .
How do I turn it down? Cut the air down?
__________________
Big Tex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2013, 05:48 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gregcoyote's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 8,322
In a small system, a skimmer can reduce salinity as you correct for the water drop with RO water. If you take out 4 cups of skimmate in a week, try adding 4 cups of saltwater to make up the difference.
__________________
Gregcoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2013, 07:11 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Big Tex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Mcallen, Tx
Posts: 1,734
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gregcoyote View Post
In a small system, a skimmer can reduce salinity as you correct for the water drop with RO water. If you take out 4 cups of skimmate in a week, try adding 4 cups of saltwater to make up the difference.
Hmm that makes a lot of sense, if my water is low salinity can I just add saltwater until its back up too par?
__________________
Big Tex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2013, 07:36 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gregcoyote's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 8,322
Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Tex View Post
Hmm that makes a lot of sense, if my water is low salinity can I just add saltwater until its back up too par?
sure, just top off with seawater rather than RO until salinity is back where you want it.
__________________
Gregcoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2013, 09:30 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Big Tex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Mcallen, Tx
Posts: 1,734
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gregcoyote View Post

sure, just top off with seawater rather than RO until salinity is back where you want it.
Awesome, thanks guys!
__________________

__________________
Big Tex is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.