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Old 02-17-2006, 05:04 PM   #11
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Perhaps LFS keep their tanks at lower salinities (~1.020) to suppress any visible signs of ich. It's only when the fish gets to your 1.025 tank where the ich can raise its ugly head.
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Actually I think they do it to just save money on salt. A SG of 1.020 isn't doing much to help the fish as far as disease issues go.
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1.025 it is...............
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Hard science in this hobby IMO does not mean too much.. For me its having success. Keeping fish alive long term and having good coral growth. there is no way we can match the scientific approach here. We all use different salts, water, lights, LR , filters ect. I go with what works well for others/me and from trial and error. I have never tried to match NSW and never will, just not going to happen.
They can tell me what natural sea water parameters are and what my salt brand parameters are but unless I stay on top of my maintenance it all means nothing.
IMO you can not go wrong with 1.025, but people have success running lower. In this hobby there are many ways to do things and end up with the same result... A good healthy tank.
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