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Old 03-30-2014, 09:46 AM   #1
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Question Salinity problems!

My salinity is staying around 1.28-1.3. Last night I took out about a gal and added fresh water no salt, I did that twice and read again at 1.28. What should I do? I am a newbie of course. My tank is a 38 gal! Thanks
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:53 AM   #3
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Just keep changing out salt water for fresh until you are at your desired salinity .
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Should I do more than 1 gal at a time? And should I have a time period between changes?
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I also am kinda new. I would say depending on the size of your tank, do that again later today. But I would say no more than a gallon and make sure there is 24 hours in between times so you don't shock the livestock with salinity swings. Makes sense to me but there are wonderful people on this board that have much more experience and can give you much better advice!
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You can lower the salinity as fast as you want to. Going down in salinity has no harmful side effects. Especially since you are only going down a little bit. When you have to raise salinity you need to do it slow so you do not dehydrate the fish .
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You can lower the salinity as fast as you want to. Going down in salinity has no harmful side effects. Especially since you are only going down a little bit. When you have to raise salinity you need to do it slow so you do not dehydrate the fish .

Thanks for that info. I wasn't even thinking of the dehydration factor of it. Lol.
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Thanks so much!
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1.28 or 1.028? And how are you measuring salinity?
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:33 AM   #10
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1.028 sorry!
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