Increasing Salinity

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  1. tinusb

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    Hi Everybody,

    My salinity in the tank is 1.023 at the moment, and I would like to increase it to 1.024. How do I go about increasing the salinity gently, without giving a 'salinity shock' to the livestock in my tank?

    Thanx! :) T
     
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  3. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    do a 5-10 percent water change weekly with the sg at 1.025,until you reach a salinity of 1.024.this way,the system wouldnt go into shock mode ;)
     
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    Yup. Ditto on what Mek said.
     
  5. LikesFish

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    Or you could top up with salt water instead of RO for a little while...
     
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    ja nee.... you double check everything i say to you on msn Tinus... sies! :p
     
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    I don't blame him :tt2:

    Mekaeel and LikesFish have answered your question, that's pretty much the best ways to do it.

    What are you measuring your salinity with?
     
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    Why is that wrong then you have something to compare it too.
     
  9. tinusb

    tinusb Thread Starter

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    Nah just read that my xenia does better at 1.024 SG - and currently tank is at 1.025 and a blazingly hot 27.5°C! :(

    Henk - no I dooooon't - heheheheh asked u after I've posted it :)

    Thanx Meka, Gal & Viper :) This stuff is soooo interesting :)

    T :)
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Tinus are you testing SG with a hydrometer or refractrometer?and if with a refractrometer i suggest you calibrate it every time you check your sg.i usually test my sg every 3 days
     
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    Meka, sorry - forgot to answer. Testing with a hydrometer :)
     
  12. HenkHugo

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    just pulling your leg Tinus.... i cant get bloody msn to sign in... sigh
     
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