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Old 09-29-2012, 10:58 AM   #1
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Raising salinity

I wanted to raise my salinity in my tank, is it ok to just top it off with already mixed saltwater from my lfs? All my levels are good so no need for a water change, i dont need to raise it much i think two gallons would do it, would it start a mini cycle or change my levels? I have fish and inverts in mu tabk
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:42 AM   #2
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Yes that's fine. There is no way it will cause a mini cycle.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:37 PM   #3
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Yes that's fine. There is no way it will cause a mini cycle.
Will the raise of salinity shock my fish and inverts? Should i do drip acclimation or something?
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Will the raise of salinity shock my fish and inverts? Should i do drip acclimation or something?
If you are just topping off with saltwater the salinity won't change fast enough to effect them.. now if you were doing a large water change with high salinity water to raise it you may shock them which is why most people raise salinity thru top offs
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:35 PM   #5
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It's okay, just top off with salt water instead of fresh water, that way your salinity will go up slowly and wont have any bad effects on your tank. The safest is to raise it by 0.001 per day.
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