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Old 09-21-2003, 04:56 PM   #1
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I have read and been told diffrent salinitys i should keep I only have damsels in my tank now so waht should it be I have it at 1.022 thanks
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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Sounds good to me. Damsels are hardy and can handle a range of 1.020 to 1.025.
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If your keeping a fish only tank you can successfuly keep your saltwater at a level of 1.020 with no problems. Natural seawater is closer to 1.025 but many will prefer the lower salinity range to help lower parasite problems as many dont fair well in lower salinities. LFS's sometimes keep their water even lower than 1.020 for this very reason.
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Old 09-22-2003, 03:13 AM   #4
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What is a good range for keeping some corals such as shrroms and polyps? 1.25? Will they be ok around 1.23 and 1.24???
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