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Old 01-11-2014, 10:57 AM   #11
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I believe everything with saltwater has to be done slowly ,
Both salt up and down , adding live stock , adding rocks , adding sand ... Even cycling takes time and patients
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Old 01-11-2014, 11:10 AM   #12
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You can take the salinity down as quick as you please. No harmful effects come from lowering salinity quickly. When raising salinity you want to be careful . More than .001-.002 can dehydrate the fish .

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But this is an entire tank. Microfauna, inverts, fish, and everything else. Are you positive that none of this will hurt anything in the tank? If it starts killing that stuff off with a major shift in salinity then that's going to trigger an ammonia spike.
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Well do you think the microfauna , inverts and everything else aren't either suffering or dying now with the excess amount of pressure they are dealing with ? It is not like the op is going to take it below normal salinity which then could effect the inverts . And to answer your question yes I am sure nothing will happen provided the water is correctly changed IE temp matched and all that jazz.

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We just did about a 20 percent change with store bought salt water. I checked the parameters prior but it didn't lower it much. Should I do fresh water over a few days?
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Thanks for all the help... We just did a 5 gallon swap for salt water for freshwater and it had a .005 drop to 1.035. We're going to just to 5 gallons a day and hopefully the fish will all make it! Thanks again
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