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Old 05-24-2014, 05:45 PM   #1
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Water Change help!

Hi Guys (: I need to do a water change today and i have some new members to my tank family that are pretty sensitive to changes in water. I have two margarita snails and a cleaner wrass that i know are sensitive. Last water change, my water wasn't perfect and it killed my previous margarita snails. Can someone please tell me how i should match the new water's PH to my tank's PH.. I've heard of using baking soda but i've never done it. Will baking soda harm my fish and inverts ? Please help
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Old 05-24-2014, 05:48 PM   #2
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I think you would be fine performing your water change as is. Dont do anything special and don't dose anything you can't test for.
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Old 05-24-2014, 06:17 PM   #3
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I think you would be fine performing your water change as is. Dont do anything special and don't dose anything you can't test for.

Just make sure that the temp is +- 1 degree of the tank and the salinity matches dead on (you really need a refractometer for this).
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Old 05-24-2014, 06:21 PM   #4
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Yes on the refractometer, spend the money for one. Hydrometers are very inaccurate
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How much of a water change are you doing, and how long do you mix the water before adding it?
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I do have a refractometer and the salinity is right on point . The water has been sitting / being mixed for two days now & I'm doing a 20% water change
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Is temp also right on point? Do you fill it up through your sump or direct to display tank?
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I don't have a sump so directly to the display tank & yes temp it on point
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If you pour the new saltwater very slowly you should not have any problem. A large difference on pH is more critical than the alkalinity on your new mix. Do you have auto top off?
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What salt mix are you using?
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