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Old 10-28-2014, 07:43 PM   #11
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I've just been reading the dosage recommendations on the Red Sea bucket.

They're saying 36g/litre (1.5lb/US gal).

Am I right in assuming that this is some sort of minimum?
Like if you dose exactly this amount it'll end up giving you a little bit of leeway?


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Old 10-28-2014, 08:54 PM   #12
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I've just been reading the dosage recommendations on the Red Sea bucket.

They're saying 36g/litre (1.5lb/US gal).

Am I right in assuming that this is some sort of minimum?
Like if you dose exactly this amount it'll end up giving you a little bit of leeway?


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alot of salts say put x into the water and the outcome will be a salinity of y.

if it doesnt, put that much in, mix it, and test it, then adjust dependent [ salinity to low --> add more salt | salinity to high --> add more rodi. ]
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Old 10-28-2014, 09:04 PM   #13
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I've also just realised that what I thought my '5G' jugs were are actually 6.6G jugs.

25l is 5.5uk/gal and 6.6us/gal...

Hmm.. No wonder my calculations were coming up pear-shaped.


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Old 10-29-2014, 04:26 PM   #14
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Okay so Red Sea recommends a s.g of 1.023 for soft/LPS (which I will be keeping).
But multiple other people recommend 1.025.

Is there a reason for this?


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Old 10-29-2014, 04:28 PM   #15
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Nope. 1.025 is just the standard level at which we keep our tanks.

The higher salinity level helps keep the levels of elements in the water slightly higher.
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The ocean is at 1.025-1.026. That's where I'd shoot to keep it for all marine life


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Just to be specific, the ocean where we get our fish and corals from is around 1.025-1.026. Where I live it's much lower , around 31-32 ppt or 1.023.
Warmer climates=more evap=higher salinity.


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Just to be specific, the ocean where we get our fish and corals from is around 1.025-1.026. Where I live it's much lower , around 31-32 ppt or 1.023.
Warmer climates=more evap=higher salinity.


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So are you saying it makes no difference or it makes a lot of difference?


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Anything from 1.023 -.026 is fine IMO. I run my salinity at 1.025 with rscp in my softy dominated 10 with no problems, and honestly the only reason is because most coral sellers run that salinity and it makes acclimating coral easier.
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Anything from 1.023 -.026 is fine IMO. I run my salinity at 1.025 with rscp in my softy dominated 10 with no problems, and honestly the only reason is because most coral sellers run that salinity and it makes acclimating coral easier.

Ah... Never thought of that...

Is it possible to just run a lower salinity until I plan on getting coral?
And then bump it up?
Just to save salt.


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