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Old 08-08-2003, 02:31 AM   #1
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raising S.G.

thanx for all the snail advice, now i have another question for you. when i started my tank i set my sg at 1.022. this was because i read that the lower the sg the more the parasites hate it. now, however, i would like to add corals and they like it higher. i want it around 1.024 right? anyway, i have a cuke and some starfish that i don't want hurt so what's the easiest way? i buy my make-up water from lfs and it comes at 1.025. i was planning on changing out 5 gallons every couple of days until i reach my goal. does this sound good? or should i just top-off with it until it goes up?(obviously taking much longer)
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Old 08-08-2003, 02:35 AM   #2
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lil do you have a sump on your tank? Your plan is good but your going to be spending alot of $$ just to raise your salinity and time. Even though you are going to wanna take the time in raising the salinity for the fish and all to adjust. If you have a sump i just recommend adding a little salt to raise it slowly. If you have good water movement, PH for example in your main tank add some mixed salt and water little high on the salt content and add it slowly. HTH
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Old 08-08-2003, 02:47 AM   #3
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or should i just top-off with it until it goes up?(obviously taking much longer)
It may take longer but it is also much safer. With two very sensitive animals in the tank, adding a cup or so each day of the premade LFS water instead of (or as well) regular RO for evap will help prevent salinity shock and still allow you to save some money if not time. It will definately ensure the animals safety

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o.k that's what i'll do. the water is only .50 a gallon so i prefer it to making my own. i'll just have to wait awhile longer to add the corals. it's a good thing i'm a patient person, i see where people can get into alot of trouble and kill alot of livestock with this hobby. thanks again.
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ok lil good luck to ya!
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