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Shattrd3 04-03-2013 01:37 PM

Salinity Question
 
Hi all so I'm completely new to saltwater tanks and I've been cycling my 5 gallon for about 3 weeks everything is at 0 and I was going to introduce coraline algae so it would spread to my dry rocks. Now the question is my salinity is pretty high 1.028 how do i lower this? just a water change? Because if so I've done this, should I add less salt? I also bough a 10 gallon tank once again 3 weeks ago from a guy that has a fiji rock with feather dusters that also has a higher salinity 1.031. What do I do? I know that the good number is between 1.024-1.026 and I'm above that so what are my options?
Thank you

Mrc8858 04-03-2013 01:44 PM

Remove small amounts of saltwater and replace with Ro/Di water. To raise salinity top off with saltwater.

54seaweed 04-03-2013 01:47 PM

as to bring down salinity small wc will do that just be sure to use ro water with no salt
since its only 5 gal start with maybe a 1/2 gal and go from there just take it slow not to shock your tank inhabitants

Shattrd3 04-03-2013 02:16 PM

Now when I do the water change am I doing this little by little every week or every other day what are you guys thinking?

54seaweed 04-03-2013 02:27 PM

in other words ..... take a cup of water out of your tank and replace it with a cup of rodi water with no salt it will help bring down salinity just do it slowly

we only can reply to what we read not read minds lol we understood you
just tried to explain as easy as we can

jeffaquarius 04-04-2013 12:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 54seaweed (Post 2418688)
in other words ..... take a cup of water out of your tank and replace it with a cup of rodi water with no salt it will help bring down salinity just do it slowly

we only can reply to what we read not read minds lol we understood you
just tried to explain as easy as we can

You can do this at one time. After that top off with ro/di (filtered) water and not with a salt mix.


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