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Old 08-05-2009, 11:43 PM   #1
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Alright well, my salinity is a tad high atm, its around 1.024 1/2 close to 1.025. Now the thing is, i thought to lower the sg you put in ro water. So i did.. but my sg level went down to 1.022, but then went back up to what it was before.. So now im confused. Should i siphon out some of the water that is currently in there? And then replace it with the ro water?
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Thats not that high I keep mine at a constant 1.024 but if you really want to lower it then yeah you can siphon and add.
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1.024 is not high, in fact that's lower than natural sea water which is 1.0264. There is no reason to keep the salinity lower.
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ohhh, alright, then ill keep it at 1.0245
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1.024 is not high, in fact that's lower than natural sea water which is 1.0264. There is no reason to keep the salinity lower.
Salinity varys across the oceans from 1.018 to 1.032 depending on time of year, current, temp, etc. It is more important to keep it at a constant number that you aclimate your fish and inverts to rather than hit a specific number i keep mine at 1.023 capt keeps his at 1.025 both are correct we just couldn't swap corals or fish without salinity aclimation
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Salinity varys across the oceans from 1.018 to 1.032 depending on time of year, current, temp, etc. It is more important to keep it at a constant number that you aclimate your fish and inverts to rather than hit a specific number i keep mine at 1.023 capt keeps his at 1.025 both are correct we just couldn't swap corals or fish without salinity aclimation
Reefs and reef fish do not occur in all the oceans or latitudes though. We run our reef at 1.026. Fish only can be run lower (1.023ish), but that range is far too large for the vast majority of animals kept.
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I agree. I would never run anything at the outer extremes. 1.026 to 1.022 is about right just pick a number in there and keep it there.
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Ok so i need some help here. Im pretty lost about this salinity changing junk. I just added ALOT of RO water and the salinity was fine around 1.024 for a while.. but this morning i tested it and its at 1.027.. and NO water has evaporated.. why does it keep going up? This is ridiculous.
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You added salt directly to the tank right? If so, my guess is that the salt is still dissolving.
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Wonderful. I think im just going to siphon out some more water today and fill it back up with RO. I dont want to.. but i dont have much a choice. I've got 75lbs of LR coming in today that i want to get set up. Salinity cant be too high :/
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