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Post by Splash on Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:13 am

I keep my tank at 1.023 ppm the fish store keeps there tanks at 1.018 ppm. I keep my tank at what is best for my fish. Transfering so far has been ok but I'm watching long term effect on my fish.
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Post by Scott on Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:42 am

I try to keep mine at 1.021 but I haven't been real good with my top offs lately so it has climbed to 1.026. ooops. It will be a few days of slow top offs to get it back down to normal. Slow up = Slow down.

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Post by addicted2cichlid on Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:54 am

i keep my reef at 1.025-1.026 at all times... ive noticed my corals seem "happier" when its a bit salty-er. for fish only i would keep it 1.018-1.020. if u have corals u will have much more success with the salinity at least 1.023.
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Post by Scott on Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:26 am

One school of thought on the salinity level is (LFSs use it too) the lower the salinity, the easier to fight the parasites. Hence the Fresh Water Dip. But, since I am not the most punctual when it comes to water changes and top offs and I have seen my salinity rise to over 1.024, I think you could be on to something.

So let me say again, I am not the best at getting my water changes done. But, My water parameters = 0 - NH2&3, 0 - NO2 and > 40 - NO3. I dose with trace elements by hand every few days. I have never lost a fish to bad water.

With only having a 12g nano, I haven't jumped into the corals yet because I know they need more stable water quality than I can provide in a 12g. I am moving to a 75g tank real soon.
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