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Old 11-22-2014, 09:02 PM   #1
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Salinity???

What is the safest, simplest way to raise salinity?

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Old 11-22-2014, 09:47 PM   #2
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Topping off with sw for a few days until you hit the level you want IMO.


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Old 11-22-2014, 11:21 PM   #3
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I agree just check constantly... Do you have a way to check salinity?
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Old 11-22-2014, 11:51 PM   #4
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Refracometer but I think I'm going to get a sl2 for my reef keeper.

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Old 11-23-2014, 07:46 PM   #5
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I put a powerhead in my top off and dumped some salt in.

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How long can you get away with a lower salinity level (while using ato to slowly creep it up)? And what is the best salinity level for a reef tank and why?

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Old 11-25-2014, 01:10 AM   #7
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How long can you get away with a lower salinity level (while using ato to slowly creep it up)? And what is the best salinity level for a reef tank and why?

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Before I say this - I've read this while researching on many sites, I'm new to SW so it's not from experience:

Natural saltwater is 1.026. Some hobbyists like to keep their salinity at this because it is natural. I also find that hobbyists with reef tanks find that 1.024-1.025 is acceptable. Many LFS keep their salinity lower, usually between 1.020-1.023 to reduce the risk of parasites and to keep more oxygen in the water for the fish.

So it depends if you're keeping a FOWLR tank or a reef tank. The conclusion I have come up with is that between 1.024-1.026 is best for reef tanks.
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+1. I agree with Alyxandria. I've kept a nano reef tank for..near 4 years now. That coupled with my own research, I'd say that all of her conclusions are correct. On fact, I keep my specific gravity pretty close to 1.026.

Just one thing to be aware of:
Salinity is a measure of salt content, but specific gravity is a measure of salt content IN RELATION to temperature, which is what we actually measure with hydrometers and refractometers.
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Yeah my hydrometer is 0.002 off of my Refracometer.

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Discrepancy happens. (I'd trust the refractometer)
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