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Old 11-09-2004, 07:17 PM   #1
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What temp and salinity should I use for a FOWLR

I have read 72-80 but what do you keep yours at. My salinity is at 1.022 right now.
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Old 11-09-2004, 07:30 PM   #2
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That is specific gravity. Salinity is measured in ppt. Anyways, ask your LFS what salinity and temperature they use.
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The optimal values really depend on what type of tank you have. FO can tolerate lower spg and lower temps. Reef tanks like spg 1.025 and temp 80-82, thats where I keep mine.
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I run my fowlr at 78 and 1.019. A lot of LFS run there salinity at .019 or lower in my area. Helps keep parasites in check.
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If you have inverts, it is better to keep it between .023-.025. I keep mine at .024 and my temp at 80 degrees.
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Old 11-09-2004, 11:18 PM   #6
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salinity at .019 or lower in my area. Helps keep parasites in check.
Complete myth. 1.019 doesn't do anything of the kind

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They probably do it to save on salt costs
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Old 11-10-2004, 11:49 AM   #8
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Thanks for all the replies. I have my sg at 1.023 and temp at 78. I will see how that goes.
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