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Old 11-25-2014, 06:53 PM   #11
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Yeah that's what I've been seeing.

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Old 11-26-2014, 12:45 AM   #12
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What do you guys think about if I start making a batch of s/w tonight get my power head heater going and get my salinity on point for a w/c on Friday? Is it okay to use that water if it's sitting mixing till Friday? I've been making my s/w for a few weeks and I think my salinity went off because I didn't allow it to mix long enough before I checked lithe level so I'm thinking about making the s/w earlier in the week to be sure my salinity is on point. What do you guys think?

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Old 11-26-2014, 01:09 AM   #13
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What is the safest, simplest way to raise salinity?

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wait for evaporation to occur then add sw with desired salinity

or remove decent amount of water and add extra salt to the water and add back slowly, monitoring increase along the way
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What do you guys think about if I start making a batch of s/w tonight get my power head heater going and get my salinity on point for a w/c on Friday? Is it okay to use that water if it's sitting mixing till Friday? I've been making my s/w for a few weeks and I think my salinity went off because I didn't allow it to mix long enough before I checked lithe level so I'm thinking about making the s/w earlier in the week to be sure my salinity is on point. What do you guys think?

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You can do this for sure just be sure to keep a lid on whatever you are using to mix the water (assuming bucket) so that the least amount of evaporation occurs. Make sure to test the salinity again on Friday before you use the water. If any evaporation occurs your salinity will rise. A simple top off with RO water will fix this.
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Old 11-26-2014, 01:33 AM   #15
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Sweet, I have a 10 gallon drinking water jug with lid. The threads are big so I can stil screw the lid on lightly.

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Old 11-28-2014, 10:39 PM   #16
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I'm hopefully going to start my first reef (or saltwater tank for that matter) this Christmas and I'm really confused about salinity now... Can someone please PM me and explain about maintaining salinity etc in the briefest easy-to-understand way? I understand the basic concept but I'm still confused about refractometers and mixing your own water vs buying premixed. Thanks to whoever PMs me!


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Old 11-28-2014, 10:59 PM   #17
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Picked up a digital refrac today it's on point with the manual Refracometer.

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