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Old 10-10-2012, 10:59 PM   #191
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Hmm. Is there a formula to calculate gallons evaporated into rise in salinity?
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:04 PM   #192
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Hmm. Is there a formula to calculate gallons evaporated into rise in salinity?
Itd be dif depending on tank volume gallon evaporating from 55g salinity would rise alot more than gallon evaporating from 150g
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Oh, I'm sure there is. But I find it easier to just top off at least once a week, with my "after top off" SG being a little on the low side. Say, 1.022 or so. That way, as it evaporates, it remains inside the acceptable zone longer.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:38 AM   #194
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Oh, I'm sure there is. But I find it easier to just top off at least once a week, with my "after top off" SG being a little on the low side. Say, 1.022 or so. That way, as it evaporates, it remains inside the acceptable zone longer.
Oh wow. Is that safe? That sounds super easy. But I was under the impression that it needs to stay bang on in the 1.024-1.025 range. If it can safely range between say 1.022-1.028 then that's easy!
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:40 AM   #195
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Oh wow. Is that safe? That sounds super easy. But I was under the impression that it needs to stay bang on in the 1.024-1.025 range. If it can safely range between say 1.022-1.028 then that's easy!
Imo id try to keep fluctuations down as much as possible less stress on fish and or coral
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Dan is right. I'm a little lazy. Fluctuations between 1.022 and 1.028 are a bit much, but I rarely go past 1.026, usually keeping ot between 1.022 and 1.025, which is perfectly safe. Very few creatures will notice that difference, though there are some that really are that sensitive.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:52 AM   #197
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Is an emerald crab compatible with clowns? Am I right to think I will have no hitch hikers?
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:56 AM   #198
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Don't suggest an emerald crab as I've seen a lot of "horror stories" of them picking at coral and killing small slow fish/inverts even though they are considered reef safe. Unless you have a bubble algae problem you should consider one, but even then, some don't eat the bubble algae! They are what "opportunistic feeders"..when given the chance to get a meal, they just might do that.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:48 AM   #199
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Don't suggest an emerald crab as I've seen a lot of "horror stories" of them picking at coral and killing small slow fish/inverts even though they are considered reef safe. Unless you have a bubble algae problem you should consider one, but even then, some don't eat the bubble algae! They are what "opportunistic feeders"..when given the chance to get a meal, they just might do that.
+1 no emerald i witnessed mine catching a gobie
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I've ranted about emeralds many times. Lol.
As a side note, my foxface eats bubble algae far better than any emerald I've ever had.
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