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Old 06-22-2013, 02:04 PM   #1
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Water and salt mix.

So i just got my tank together last night. I followed the instructions about adding salt to water, i put less salt then required and what the instructions stated. I left the tank running over night and checked my salinity this morning and its at 1.04 i need it to be 1.023-1.026. Do i leave the tank for another couple days or should i take water out from the aquarium and put straight water.
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:32 PM   #2
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You can remove some water and put it in a bucket then add the salt mix in it with salinity higher than 1.026. It depends on the size of your tank but you can do a trial in error and get readings after each time you pour the new mixture. Since this a new tank there is nothing to worry about if you over shoot the target salinity. You can always add a fresh water to lower it.
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:39 PM   #3
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Oops i misread your present salinity. You can just remove some and store it for future water change. Then just add fresh water in your tank to lower the salinity.
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Lol no worries. Im thinking that if i take out 10-15 gallons and replace ot with straight water, i should be fine. this is a 80 gallon tank.
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Hopefully all the water you have in is RO water. If you have that, just remove a few gallons at a time and replace it with RO water.
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:03 PM   #6
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Adding small quantities of fresh water can drop down salinity significantly. I would remove only less than a gallon at a time or even just liters.
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