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Old 01-10-2012, 01:20 PM   #1
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Raising salinity level

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I have a 185lt salt water tank with a 30 ltr sump. My salinity level is currently 1.021
What is the best and safest way to increase to 1.023.
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You can use salt water as your top off water, that would be a nice gradual way of adjusting it.
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You can use salt water as your top off water, that would be a nice gradual way of adjusting it.
That`s what I would say also. You want it to go up slowly.
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Thanks guys, from your experience, what would be the ideal salinity reading for a coral & fish reef ?
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I keep my reef 1.025
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Reef Aquarium Water Parameters by Randy Holmes-Farley - Reefkeeping.com
"For reference, natural ocean water has a salinity of about 35 ppt, corresponding to a specific gravity of about 1.0264 and a conductivity of 53 mS/cm."
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You can use salt water as your top off water, that would be a nice gradual way of adjusting it.
The best way to do it as long as it's not way off. I try to keep mine between 1.024 and 1.025
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The best way to do it as long as it's not way off. I try to keep mine between 1.024 and 1.025
Thanks for that. Mine is at 1.022 at the moment.
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Should the concentration of the salt water being added be a little bit stronger to raise the level? My readings are currently 1.023. I want to adjust it up to a 1.025
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No. It should be exactly the same and it will raise it. You don't want to pour water in the tank with an extremely high salt content and it hit the fish before it mixes in. Remember, when water evaporates, the salt stays. You top off with fresh water usually, but adding water with the correct salinity will raise the level gradually and safely.
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