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Old 06-14-2015, 07:27 PM   #391
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Are you adding RODI with salt content or purely RODI Caleb lol

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Just fresh RODI straight from the faucet. No salt at all.


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so your using tap water , I would suggest using bottled distilled water if that's the case

siphon out about a 1/2 gal from your tank than add fresh ro/di "NO SALT"
let that run in the tank over night check again tomorrow if it's still high repeat
what I said above , just don't keep doing it all at once as it will shock everyone in the
tank, once a day no more than that , it may take a few days just be patient till you reach the desired 1.025 , when you plan on doing your water change premix your water ahead of time and check to be sure it's the same salinity if it's a little shy of 1.025 it's ok as long as it's in range between 1.021 to 1.026
small tanks are harder to keep steady parameters
bigger tanks give a little more of a buffer so parameters are easier to achieve
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Old 06-14-2015, 10:33 PM   #393
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siphon out about a 1/2 gal from your tank than add fresh ro/di "NO SALT"
let that run in the tank over night check again tomorrow if it's still high repeat
what I said above , just don't keep doing it all at once as it will shock everyone in the
tank, once a day no more than that , it may take a few days just be patient till you reach the desired 1.025 , when you plan on doing your water change premix your water ahead of time and check to be sure it's the same salinity if it's a little shy of 1.025 it's ok as long as it's in range between 1.021 to 1.026
small tanks are harder to keep steady parameters
bigger tanks give a little more of a buffer so parameters are easier to achive

Thanks seaweed, the catch is, how did it get this high? I rechecked the calibration on my refractometer and its fine. No water at all has been added to the tank that's not fresh RODI except at water changes when I test it to be 1.025 before adding.


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since your tank is 10g when you did a water change you could have added a littile too much salt while mixing , or you could have accidentally added salt water to top off , if you have the means to mix a 5g bucket and can seal it with a lid , that would consist of 2 5g buckets 1 with a lid using a 2 cup measuring cup fill it with
the powdered salt mix be sure it's leveled off add to bucket 1 pour water from bucket 2 into bucket 1 do this 5 or 6 times till salt is mixed in to water let rest overnight shake then check salinity it should be right at 1.025 ready for your water change , and youll still have enough water for another change
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1/2 gallon switch is done. Cleaned my filter since I had the chance with some spare water.


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Old 06-14-2015, 10:58 PM   #396
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since your tank is 10g when you did a water change you could have added a littile too much salt while mixing , or you could have accidentally added salt water to top off , if you have the means to mix a 5g bucket and can seal it with a lid , that would consist of 2 5g buckets 1 with a lid using a 2 cup measuring cup fill it with
the powdered salt mix be sure it's leveled off add to bucket 1 pour water from bucket 2 into bucket 1 do this 5 or 6 times till salt is mixed in to water let rest overnight shake then check salinity it should be right at 1.025 ready for your water change , and youll still have enough water for another change

Either I'm really dumb or just too tired to understand. Would you mind simplifying lol. All the numbers threw me off..


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mixing a gallon at a time your salt water mix will vary in salinity ,
you'll get a more consistent mix in 5g intervals ,
if your salinity still rises when you do your next change fill your cup to the correct amount
than sprinkle a little back in to salt pail , dump remainder to be mixed in bucket and mix
it may have a lower salinity but will level out in tank , and give a more stable salinity in tank
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it's hard to explain in easy terms when typing , sorry not trying to be to technical
just how this old man types
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That makes more sense. I've been mixing in like 4-5g intervals and just putting like 1/2 cup salt in at a time till I hit 1.025


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That makes more sense. I've been mixing in like 4-5g intervals and just putting like 1/2 cup salt in at a time till I hit 1.025


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that's why your salinity is out of wake

2 cup mixing cup level with salt for a 5g pail
things should get easier not pulling out your hair lol
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