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Old 11-16-2013, 06:18 PM   #11
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Yep natural seawater is at 1.026. That's what we strive for our tanks to be but fish can take lower salinities while coral usually don't tolerate it.
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Old 11-16-2013, 06:25 PM   #12
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oh yes. they will be fine. inverts as well need 1.025 as well as the corals.
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I was just thinking but why am I even worry about the salinity right now anyway, its at 1.022, since at the end of the cycle Ill need to do a big water change correct. I will need to mix salt again to fill back up, right? So I should just stop trying to make that perfect and just throw the 2 shrimp in there and start the cycle right?
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Throw the shrimp in and go for gold. Basically right. You could just drop some salt in to raise your salinity as well...you are cycling so with no livestock this is the one and only time you can get away with mixing in the tank.
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Ok cool, Ill go to the store tomorrow morning and get 2 and throw them in and start this thing up.
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Well got the shrimp. Do I need to peel the shrimp or just throw in as is?
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