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Old 12-27-2012, 01:42 PM   #171
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What is the best way to raise salinity? I have an instant ocean hydrometer telling me its 1.024 and my refractometer that I got for Christmas is saying 1.020. I was think I could symphony out a few gallons add a little salt and dump in a few times a day until it is actually 1.024/1.025. Does that sound slow enough?
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:08 PM   #172
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Just wait til your next PWC and mix it to 1.026. It'll start to bring it up. You don't want to do it too quickly.
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:11 PM   #173
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Like hank said you want it to be a slow transition. The way I adjust salinity is mixing my water changes at exactly what I want it to be in the end and also top off with saltwater instead of fresh water until I am where I wanna be.
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:24 PM   #174
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Also my skimmer is producing a lot of micro bubbles is that normal?
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:28 PM   #175
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Many skimmers do which is the reasoning behind sumps having bubble traps. I've also noticed the cleaner my water is the more bubbles that make it out of my skimmer so as it breaks in and starts pulling more "gunk" out of your tank that'll trap more of these bubbles in the body and neck of the skimmer.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:07 PM   #176
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Ok, would a sponge or something on the return be able to cut them down?
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:16 PM   #177
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It would help some but I don't like to restrict the intake on pumps as this can shorten their lifespan.
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:18 PM   #178
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I wasn't going to on the intake I meant on the little flow back into the tank.
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I use panty hose to reduce noise and microbubbles. 99 cent fix I change monthly. Have them on all return piping on my system.
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I use panty hose to reduce noise and microbubbles. 99 cent fix I change monthly. Have them on all return piping on my system.
Are pantyhose as effective as filtersock for microbubbles? im going thru filtersock every 2-3 days because the water starts overflowing the top of the sock im only using it for microbubbles not detrius and such so im wondering if i should switch
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