Urgent help needed Salinity at 1.045 and stocked

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  1. Newbiejb

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    Hi i need help my neighbors has a nano tank about 50 lt i tested his salinity and it is 1.045 he has 4 juvenile clowns 2 gobies and 1 hermit crab and a fire crimp in tank he has topping his tank up v salt water the hole time ni one told him to use ro water. I dont want to change the water to quickly to cause stress has been like that for over a month did a small water change got it down to 1.040 what must i do know
     
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    First double check the salinity before dropping it too much. The inverts should have died by now at that salinity.
     
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    The refractometer reads fine at my house wil that make a difference
     
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    He did put a gt shrimp in about 2 weeks ago when he got to sand he was dead
     
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    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    So his water tested fine at your house or your water if fine at your house?

    Only thing to do is start diluting slowly I'd take out half a liter maybe even just 1 cup every 4 hours replace with RO until it was correct
     
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    My water reads fine at my house ok wil do and then see what happens hope nothing dies
     
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    Yes it was. Had my tanks water tested at lfs and was same reading as what i get on my refractometer
     
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    Tx got it down to 1.030 wil do another water change later
     
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    I think i killed his fire shrimp i feel so bad now now im to scared to drop it to 1.025 its curently at 1.030
     
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    Eish. Sorry to hear but shrimps are very sensitive to ph and salinity fluctuations.
     
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    Yes i was worried about him got it down to 1.026 so not urgent any more how do i remove this from urgent tx for all thr help
     
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    Get you neighbour to join MASA !
     
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    I did tell him
     
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