Salinity

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  1. Dylant

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    hey guys

    Might be a silly question?! I'm in Mozambique at the moment and the water seems super salty. My tank salinity is perfect but if I taste my tank water it doesnt seem as salty as this??
     
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  3. viper357

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    lol, stop tasting your tank water, it's full of bacteria and toxins. :p

    The salt concentration in the oceans water is different all around the world, if I recall correctly the salinity varies between something like 32 and 38.
     
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    Why do we aim for 1026
     
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    For a bit of useless info:
    the dark red is 35.9 (hotter water)
    the dark blue is 34.4 ( colder water)
    The creme colour is SA/Namibia

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  6. Dylant

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    Ha ha ha I got a strong stomach!!

    But has anyone measured the salinity out in the Indian Ocean, like say here off Mozambique?

    Would be interesting to take a refractometer and check.

    Seems much saltier???
     
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    Back in the day when I used to use nsw it ranged from 1.028-1.030 durban south cost
     
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    In the Persian gulf it can go up to 55ppm/1.040.in summer
     
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    Interesting, definitely seems our salinity is way to low.

    Going to raise mine for a while and see the results.

    Thanks guys
     
  10. oliver

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    35 ppm is more or less the average around the tropical oceans.where I live its one of the more extreme places the same as the Red sea /Gulf of Aqaba because of the high temps and evaporation.
     
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    Just a small Corection... Salinty is Measured in ppt not ppm.
     
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    Sorry did nt notice I wrote ppm
     
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