I’d get my salinity down there worry about your nitrates.Good idea. But I do have something competing against the high salinity. Low Nitrates. Like 0 Nitrates. I'm trying to get them up by feeding but can't seem to. This is all to say that I'd like to do as little water change as possible. Does that make sense?
Sounds good. I don't have an ATO but the concept still applies. I'll just add the RODI back in slowly. Thanks!I’d get my salinity down there worry about your nitrates.
You need to pull out salt so you’re going to have to pull out the water mixed with that salt. Just scoop out water every day or 2x a day and let the ATO refill it until you’re back to where you want to be.
Scary? Then 2 days and bring it down to 1.025-1.026Really? I don't need to take it slower?
Don't take it personally. You obviously have a ton of great experience. My reason for going slowly is to not shock the fish and corals. I figure if they've been in high salinity for probably 2 months or more, I don't want to drop it that fast.Scary? Then 2 days and bring it down to 1.025-1.026
I would do it in 4-6 hours.
But why would I know what the heck I am talking about. It's the internet everyone is an expert.
Weeks? Now that's scary. If it's bad enough to fix why would you take weeks doing it?
I agree. I've had quick drops in salinity or found salinity way high and I've corrected them within hours to days depending on the situation and never seen issues, but I don't keep delicate critters, mostly softies and hardy LPS.Dont take this personally but if something is screwed up the faster you can get it back to normal the better off the tank is going to be within reason. The livestock is much less likely to be shocked by a return to normal
than when it goes out of normal.
You are essentially acclimating the animals to a new SG level. If they just came in the mail would it take weeks for you to do it?
I will say no more.
Usually the delicate ones dying is what told you something was wrong in the first place.I agree. I've had quick drops in salinity or found salinity way high and I've corrected them within hours to days depending on the situation and never seen issues, but I don't keep delicate critters, mostly softies and hardy LPS.
I'm beginning to see the bigger picture here. As I mentioned above it only takes about a quarter gallon to get the SG down to 1.026. Doesn't seem that drastic after all!0.004 SG is almost noting... Unless you have animals that are known to be sensitive to SG changes (starfish for example), I'd just make the adjustment over the period of an afternoon. I personally have adjusted as much as 0.01 SG in less than an hour many many times over the last 30+ years without any problems (and I do keep some starfish). Adjusting over a period of weeks is just silly advise IMO.