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Old 10-13-2014, 10:30 AM   #11
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Why would the salinity change? Your removing water not letting it evaporate. And mebbid why so long of a drip? 3 gallons seems a little excessive, and would take a long time.

Well sorry... I'm not 100% on how salt works...


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Why would the salinity change? Your removing water not letting it evaporate. And mebbid why so long of a drip? 3 gallons seems a little excessive, and would take a long time.
If you remove water and top off with fresh then you're decreasing the salinity which is why you need to top off with salt water to prevent the salinity change.

I use 3 gallons on average because that works for me. I've seen many times that people suggest dripping even more water. It will depend on the difference between the water parameters. Dripping a coral or fish doesn't require as much dripping as inverts. It's situational how much I use.
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So.. To summarise...

Evaporation = fresh water

Syphoning anything = salt water

Correct?


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So.. To summarise...

Evaporation = fresh water

Syphoning anything = salt water

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Ughhhhhhh I wanna get this build going!!

I've promised myself to not start it until I get a job and I'm starting to regret that!!


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