water tested

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  1. johannes rall

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    Hi guys I went to test the watertoday and was told every thing tested ok only the salinaty was abit low and was told to try and get it up. What can I do to get it up.I thought of adding some seawater dont know if its the right way
     
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    Instead of using RO to top up use seawater. It will bring it up to your target level for SG.
     
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    Did they tell you how low it is, what was the reading?
     
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    Can do your auto topup with a stonger mix of saltwater for this week. Just monitor daily. Do you have a refratometer. If not, then it should be your next purchase.
     
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    All I know is that they told me it was on the "BORDERLINE" of about 1.020 and 1.022.What is the right reading
     
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    I run my tank @ .023/4...how big is your system..the water vol..?
     
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    Generally between 1.024 and 1.026 is fine.
     
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