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Sector001

Hello,

 

My salinity is low 1.020, tried slowly raising by adding salt to the R/O water in my ATO but it's only come up to 1.022 in the past few days I have a 20 gallon Waterbox Cube.

I'm going to do a water change to raise it, either 5 gallons or 10 gallons.

 

What should I make the salinity of the water for my water change to raise the salinity from 1.022 to 1.026? I'd rather only have to do a 5 gallon water change vs. 10 gallon

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paulsz

do you have any fish or corals? It's normally recommended to raise it slowly and not all at once. So if you keep adding salt to the R/O water in your ATO the way you are doing it now, it's better than just raising it through one water change .

 

But if you choose to proceed with the one 5 gallon water change, make the new water something like 1.035-1.036 and that should bring you up.

 

 

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Sector001

Thanks mcarroll

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farkwar
On 11/24/2020 at 5:44 AM, paulsz said:

1.035-1.036

Salty

 

Me?, I would do 35 36 PPT new saltwater

 

Maybe that's what you meant

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paulsz
On 11/28/2020 at 6:10 PM, farkwar said:

Maybe that's what you meant

OP was asking what it would take to raise his 20 gallon from 1.022 to 1.026 in one shot through a 5 gallon water change. That's why i had said roughly 1.035-1.036 for the new 5 gal mix. 

 

 

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