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Old 08-25-2004, 12:24 PM   #1
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Ok guys and girls I have been keeping my salinity between 1020 and 1022
I'm hearing from other members that they keep theres at 1035 like the ocean, I'm confused because all the fish stores here in Florida tell you between 1020 and 1023 unless your doing corals
This is interesting to me as it seems you always learn something new
what do you all keep yours at and why
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fish only .020-.023 is ok inverts and corals like .025 better .035 is not natural seawater !! ya live in florida take ya hydrometer to the ocean ! it will be .025 on the nose
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Old 08-25-2004, 02:35 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info ,I keep mine around 021 ,some of the other members were telling me that 035 is where you should be ,all the fish stores say the same as you between 020 - 023
I don't have any corals just fish and live rock
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Let's not confuse ppt with sg..

NSW = 35 ppt = 1.025 SG
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so the gauges you buy from the local store reads sg ?
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They could be either.. it's pretty easy to tell by the numbering.

If the numbers look like 1.020.. 1.021.. etc then it's SG.

If the numbers look like 31.. 32.. 33. etc then it's ppt.

Here's a pic of the two scales in a refractometer..
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Ok I have the SG so 1.021 is ok to be?
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It's your call really.. 1.025 is what the fish would be living in if they were in the wild. 1.021 may or may not have any long term effects on the physiology of the fish but other than saving a bit of salt what reason is there not to follow nature?
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I just noticed that according to that refractometer, 35 ppt is actually 1.026.
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I don't really worry about saving money when it comes to my fish ,I just keep it at tha level because that's what all the fish stores tell you ,what do you keep yours at
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