Get your SG
you are not growing the bacteria you want (if any) at that level.
My reasoning is that freshwater(1.0) has different BB then Brackish water(1.009ish),and full marine yet another different set of bacteria (at 1.025).
So at 1.045 if you had bacteria I think you killed it and if you are trying to cycle the level is in no way helping you at all.
No reason IMO
to adjust slowly beside accuracy.
Get your sg
How are you cycling?