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Old 11-05-2009, 06:00 PM   #11
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I keep my tank at ~1.025. The only reason I know of for LFS's to keep their SG at 1.016-18 is to save money on Salt....
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I keep mine at 1.025-1.026. I have to agree with the others that your info from your dealers is flawed. You are not killing any parasites and harming your fish. Great article Larry.
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Old 11-07-2009, 07:58 AM   #13
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I try to keep mine at 32ppt on average, allowing the salinity to raise to 35ppt before top-off. I used to keep salinity at 35ppt, but I tend to get lazy and have found tanks at 40-45ppt. 32ppt is a good saftey net for me
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OK my dealer is the most reputable deal in london ontario he would not steer my astray and i had a talk with him agian about it yesterday he has personally keeped a picasso tigger fish for 14 years in .016 to .018 and has many costumers who have keep fish healthy for many years. Me in my personal experince have have had a emperator angelfish for 2 years ,it has grown and is a very vibrant fish. The quote and artical i read a few threads ago is a very interesting artical but it requires no proof what so ever to back it up(that goes for ANY artical on the internet). I base my knowledge on real people i trust and experence only. Now agian i would never entertain the ideal of do this to any invertabrate species or crustation just a good number of the marine fish species you would see at a dealer. I didn't come on here to discuss hyposalinty with anyone on here I'm just looking to discuss things with people who have experience with running tanks in the same range.
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OK, Good luck with your tank.
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:48 AM   #16
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I keep mine at 1.024-1.025, Give or take 0.005 as i only have a refractometer.

And tempreture at 25.5c - 26c
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danny, if you have a refractometer then you have a very accuate way to measure salinity. a salinity of 1.025 is very good, but at + or - .005 that would put your salinity at 1.030 which would be only good for fishes in the Red Sea.
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danny, if you have a refractometer then you have a very accuate way to measure salinity. a salinity of 1.025 is very good, but at + or - .005 that would put your salinity at 1.030 which would be only good for fishes in the Red Sea.
+1 i like the way u put it!!!!!!!!!!
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danny, if you have a refractometer then you have a very accuate way to measure salinity. a salinity of 1.025 is very good, but at + or - .005 that would put your salinity at 1.030 which would be only good for fishes in the Red Sea.
Oops, I meant 0.001, Sorry. Lol.

1.030 wouldnt be to good for them hey. Loll.
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No worries, easy mistake to make. My only worry was that your water might be at 1.030ppm and your fish would get pickled. lol
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