Salinity

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  1. Novy

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    Hi Guys,

    My tank is cycling for 3 weeks now and the Salinity is 1.013
    I am using a Hydrometer to measure (Pic attached)
    What can i do to bring it up to 1.025

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  3. JS

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    Hi. you add reef salt slowly and test until you get to you levels.
     
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    Like Juan said. Add salt till you have to right level. Because tank is cycling it wont do any harm. Add for example 100g and leave for a while and then test. Continue this still you reach correct levels
     
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    Novy

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    do i add the salt straight to the tank or should i get it mixed with RO water?
     
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    Yes you can add straight to the tank
     
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    Just add it straight to the tank. Little bit at a time at one hour intervals, and keep on testing until you reach the required salinity.
    Search for a salinity calculator on the web. It will be able to give you an estimated quantity of salt you have to add to reach the salinity you want.
     
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  8. Zee7864

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    Yes you can add it direct if the tank has no fish or invertebrates.becareful on that test meter i also used one it gave wrong readings until i used a refractometer.
     
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