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Old 08-02-2012, 07:07 PM   #81
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Also I heard you can dump tap water in for evaporated water but when you're doing water changes to use RO/salt mix... is that true?
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:16 PM   #83
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No. Rodi for everything.
But with salt mix added or no? Bc I heard if you top off with salt, it will throw off the salinity?
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:38 PM   #84
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No salt mix because salt doesn't evaporate. Just fresh Rodi.
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:36 PM   #85
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No salt mix because salt doesn't evaporate. Just fresh Rodi.
Ok cool
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:31 PM   #86
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Can I just get a 5gallon bucket filled and put it aside for evaporated water and pwc? Or does something happen to it if it sits? Lol
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Ok I cleaned off my refractometer n pettite and restested everything today and here's what I have :
Salinity 1.028
pH 8.2
Ammonia 2ppm
Nitrite 0ppm
Nitrate 0ppm

Do you think the salinity is high bc of the shrimp? Its almost completely gone.
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Ok I cleaned off my refractometer n pettite and restested everything today and here's what I have :
Salinity 1.028
pH 8.2
Ammonia 2ppm
Nitrite 0ppm
Nitrate 0ppm

Do you think the salinity is high bc of the shrimp? Its almost completely gone.
It is to high but the shrimp has nothing to do with it. You could remove 1/2 a gallon of saltwater from your tank and replace it with freshwater. That'll lower the salinity some. A level from 1.024-1.025 should be a good range for you.
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It is to high but the shrimp has nothing to do with it. You could remove 1/2 a gallon of saltwater from your tank and replace it with freshwater. That'll lower the salinity some. A level from 1.024-1.025 should be a good range for you.
Okay I'll try that... replace it with RO water right? Not tap water?
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Everything that goes into your tank has I be Rodi water. No exceptions.
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