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Old 11-17-2011, 10:02 AM   #11
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Are u checking salinity with a refractometer? Or hydrometer. I had a similar problem with watchmen goby. Led to salinity at 1.028. Hydrometer said 1.023
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Salinity should be at 1.025-1.026 shouldn't it?
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:59 AM   #13
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For a reef tank 1.025 to 1.026 some people run their tanks at 1.022 for a fish only tank. Myself I think that is to low. Do not raise your SG fast just top off with saltwater instead of RO water to bring it back up. A LFS uses a hydrometer to measure their SG and I asked them what they run their SG was and they said 1.021 when I got home I checked it against my refractometer it was 1.025 just like mine.

Make sure whatever you are using to check your water has been calibrated.

I don't mess with the PH of my water because it does swing a little with the lighting schedule. Do you have a glass top over your tank? Another reason your PH might vary.
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:06 AM   #14
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we are using a hydrometer and we have a biocube with a top with lights
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Hydrometer is off I guarantee it. I have three and they all read different. Get a refractometer or go to local fish store and have them check it with a refractometer. If u have the coralife hydrometer it's off out of box.
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Hydrometer is off I guarantee it. I have three and they all read different. Get a refractometer or go to local fish store and have them check it with a refractometer. If u have the coralife hydrometer it's off out of box.
I Agree with Reef Mechanic I had the same problem check with a refractometer . Hydrometers are always off.
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Do you have a powerhead pointed at the waters surface? This will give you better gas exchange and help stabilize your PH.
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I mean its a biocube and we always keep the lid down
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