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Old 05-04-2009, 10:59 PM   #1
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what is the best way to add salt.

I am wanting to get into the corals thing here. My sg is currently at 1.021 and it always has been since 5 years ago. It looks like i need to get to 1.023 eventually and was wondering how to do that. I should probly go really slowly since i have a orange sea star that i have read is very intolerable to sg changes and also noticed recommended for him is also 1.023. Any ideas of the best way to do this?

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nice and slow is always the best but a lot of people keeping corals keep theres sg at 1.025 but yeah do it slowly.

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Just go slowly and mix in 5 gallon buckets keeping temp right. If you mix it in the buckets to just a bit higher than the level in your tank you can do water changes pouring in the new level from the buckets. Just do a bit at a time considering you are not rushing straight into corals. It won't take long to bring it up a bit. Even if it took a week with PWC every 2 days.
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