What do you keep your salinity at?

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What do you keep your salinity at?

  • 1.026

    Votes: 41 65.1%
  • 1.025

    Votes: 19 30.2%
  • 1.024

    Votes: 2 3.2%
  • Other please explain why

    Votes: 1 1.6%

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Randy Holmes-Farley

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Most places suggests reefs in the range of 1.024-1.026. I used to keep mine at 1.026 for the same reason as you. But I had an issue with evaporation in my salinity calibration solution which caused my salinity to rise up to 1.027. Since that mishap I have lowered my target to 1.025 to give myself more of a buffer in case there are future mistakes.

There's an implication there that sg = 1.025 is somehow better than sg = 1.027. I've never seen any reason to think that, but there's actually pretty little useful data on how "optimal" different salinities are for a reef tank, and fortunately, a fairly wide range seems to work fine.
 

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I run 1.026 -1.029ish. I don’t mind it being a little hyper saline. I don’t intentionally do it but I’ve had good results for years running it that way and I understand some other folks do as well. Fish stores run lower salinity to save on cost and slow proliferation of parasites, though I haven’t specifically done any peer reviewed research on how effective that actually is.
 
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