Problem w/ salinity!!!!!!

odyssey1

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yesterday one of my overflows decided to stop working, when I got home there was about 3-4gal. of water on the floor and I have an automatic top off system running so it proceded to fill with fresh water. Now the salinity measures 1.018 and I was running about 1.022. What should I do because today all of my corals looked pretty bad. I dont want to bring it up too fast any suggestions.
 

vanmo92

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Since you have an ATO I would fill your reservoir with saltwater (maybe super salty water), this will slowly bring t up and when the salinity is back up to the desired level (might take a few days or a week) just start putting freshwater in the bucket again, just like you used to.
 

Kep

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I would bet that the corals are going to have a much longer, tougher week if you bring it up really slowly than if you just correct it. Personally, I would bring it up as fast as possible.
 

odyssey1

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yes kep that is what I was thinking but I dont want to bring it up too fast because I have fish too. What is the recomendation about .001 an hour. Whiil that be too fast?
 

enerfin

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you can bring it up to 1.022 in a day and your coral or fish probably wont even flinch. however, if your polyps aren't open every day consistantly and spreading,, try bringing the salinity to 1.025. slowly over the next few weeks. i know the meter says stay between 1.020 and 1.024 but just try it and then thank me later.

mine stays at 1.026 all the time:
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arts007

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Personally I would not bring it up too quickly, they have already been stressed from the fairly quick drop in salinity I dont see a reason to stress them again. But from 1.018 to 1.022 in a 24hr period would be fine, just not all at once..

Just in case you or anyone else needs it here is a good calculator for adjusting salinity up or down
 
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