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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I hav my salinity at 1.021 Which is normally ok but I have added a few corals and would feel better if it was 1.023 or 1.024. usually in the past I really havent had to raise it...I just changed some water about 2-3 weeks ago and thought i would have raised it at least a point but its testing at...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    You guys were super helpful on my last post, and I've done some searching and reading and couldn't find what I was looking for, exactly. Specific Gravity, I did a 20% water change last night; and started thinking about the hydrometer I'm using... and realized I might have messed up my salinity...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Aloha. I am about a week away from setting up my 80gal FOWLR tank and I have been researching like MAD but as we all know,there are many different solutions out there. I would like to ask a few basic questions so I can narrow my choices.Here goes: 1) FOWLR tank SG? I am leaning toward 1.022...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    i understand acclimating fish over a 2.5 - 3hr period to your tanks parameters, but over that time your removing at least 2 litres or more from your display tank right during drip acclimation, so naturally ill have my ATO, off during this period, but then once i add the fish is it a good idea to...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hi! My name is(what) my name is(who) my name is Cacret! Currently i have a 25gallon aquarium that I intent to make into a reef tank. It has a hanging external filter, white and blue led light, 3 kilograms of live rock, and I have been cycling the past week. I ran into a problem though, 3 days...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hello! i just started my first reef tank. Specs: 35L (9,2 gallon) of water + 10Kg (22 pounds) AquaMedic Coral sand 0-2mm (pure aragonite) + 10Kg (22 pounds) dead spaghetti rock (pure calcium carbonate) + 1Kg live rock. I wanted to have a good amount of natural substrate for buffering and...
  7. Tank Specs
    I have a 40 gallon mixed reef, a few softies, zoa, star polyp. SG 1.03 two days ago, 1.026 now calcium 370 yesterday, 435 today alk 8 ph 8.3 magnesium is fine, everything is on a doser, have skimmer. I was using a hydrometer and like many people, and found out my tank was way off when I got a...
  8. Marine Depot
    40% off our best-selling Refractometer Black Friday Every Day! TODAY: 40% off MD Refractometer! Aquarium Salinity: How to Measure and Why It's Important
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, I am going to be getting a shipment from Vivid this week and I was wondering if anyone knew what salinity they shipped fish at. I like to prepare my quarantine so that acclimation goes more smoothly with less of a jump and shock to new fish. Thanks!
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hey everyone. I'm new around this forum, but I signed up with the sole purpose of asking a question, but with all the knowledge available here I plan on sticking around. I have a 29 gallon biocube that I'm getting ready to be a reef tank. I've got 27 lbs of dry rock in it now, as well as 4 blue...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, so, I think I've messed up really badly. My salinity is very high. I didn't do enough research about salinity, and how to maintain it. I thought my lfs told me everything I needed to know. They never told me to top off with RO. When water evaporated, I've been topping off with salt. Now my...
  12. Nano Reefs
    Nitrate: 80 ppm Nitrite: 4 ppm Alkalinity: 180 ppm pH: 7.4-7.8 SG: 1.025 Temp: 78F 10 Gallon 12 lbs of live rock 10 lbs of live sand hob filter Hydor koralia 240 power head 200w submersible heater So I mixed my reef salt and distilled water in a garbage can following the directions. I measured...
  13. Marine Depot
    VIDEO: Measuring Salinity and Why It's Important Learn the importance of maintaining salinity within acceptable ranges for livestock, tips on how to keep it steady and tools to measure the salinity in your tank.
  14. The THINK Tank
    i recently bought a bucket of salinity by aquavitro and a red sea reef foundation test kit. alk came up in the mix at a little under 6, more close to 6 though. calcium is at 460. has anybody else had this problem regarding salinity? i've heard before about seachem reef crystal salts having...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    ok... probably a silly question... but the specific gravity of my tank is 1.027ish (swing arm hydrometer) I know they are inaccurate but its all I have atm... would it be safe to do a 5g water change with water that is a few points lower? 46 gal tank and stock is shrimp, hermits, few snails, and...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    After finding out the my Hydrometer was a P.O.S. and reading way low (reading 1.022 when actually at 1.028) I was wondering if just adding a cup of ro/di in the morning and afternoon would be okay. I know it won't make a huge difference, just wondered if it would hurt.
  17. LPS Coral Forum
    I think I killed my hammer coral. I've had it for about 3 weeks or so and it was doing beautifully (see before pic). I noticed that my salinity was a bit higher than usual (39ppm) and decided to reduce it when I was doing a water change. I probably reduced it too quickly (brought it down to...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    So I just brought two maroon clowns home from my lfs. I checked their salinity....1.009!!!! I'm running 1.026. I've added about two cups of water to 3/4 of a gallon of lfs water. I'm at 1.015 now. I've switched to drip acclimating now. Fish seem fine, how long is too long drip acclimating...
  19. Must Reads and Common Problems
    A collection of threads that discuss advantages and pitfalls of dosing. To those who say dosing is a waste of money or snake oil
  20. Must Reads and Common Problems
    A collection of threads that deal with salinity or Specific Gravity (S.G.). Salinity question
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