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Old 02-09-2012, 10:07 PM   #1
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lowered salinity

I recently bought a refractometer and noticed my salinity level was almost 1.030. So I lowered it to 1.025, and now all of my corals have been closed for the past week but my fish are doing great. Are my corals in shock or something?
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:08 PM   #2
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also, 2 of my large snails died.
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:24 PM   #3
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How quickly did you lower it? You may have shocked the corals and killed the snails if you lowered it too fast.
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:26 PM   #4
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I lowered it to 1.025 in about 8 hours
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:27 PM   #5
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I lowered it to 1.025 in about 8 hours
Wow.... That's what shocked them. It should have been lowered over a weeks time at the minimum
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Oh geez. I didn't know. Hopefully they will bounce back.
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:11 PM   #7
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Oh geez. I didn't know. Hopefully they will bounce back.
They should but dont be surprised to see them closed for a week
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I noticed since I lowered the salinity, there is a lot of brown algae growing on the glass and my rocks look darker then before. Why is this? I thought getting my salinity down to where it is suppose to be was better then leaving it too high.
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