!!!HIGH SALINITY, AM I A ONE MAN GANG? OR ANYONE ELSE IN??

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  1. foshizzle

    foshizzle Member

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    I'm surprised this is working for you. I lost 4or 5 nice colonies over a few months when my SG crept down to 1.023 because of a bad refractometer that was reading +.005. In my experience refractometers tend to creep up when not calibrated so I aim high at 1.028 to avoid going to low.
     

  2. Velcro

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    Probably an issue of stability more so than the actual salinity.
     
  3. marco fish

    marco fish Active Member Partner Member 2019

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    I also run 1.028
    I commercial fish Yellowtail Snapper in Key West. I’ll bring home water from the Atlantic Ocean for water changes, and almost every time that I check salinity it reads 1.028. I’ll bring some water tomorrow to see what it reads. Very interesting thread, thank you Adam for sharing
     
  4. Lousybreed

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    I accidentally was running my tank at 1.027 because of the calibration fluid had become more salty....assuming evaporation of water via diffusion thru the plastic bottle. And my observations were opposite! I had coral die-off on the undersides of my Acros. It went away once I fixed my issue.

    Plus the extra cost of water changes is another negative. But if it works for you.....keep doing it! I put some Holy water into my system every so often...works great! Your mileage may vary :)
     
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