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Salinity

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Hi can someone put me right please what should I be testing my salinity in should it be ppt or sg and what is the correct salt level I should have I’ve been doing mine at 35 ppt

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Reply #1

Hi that’s correct, 35ppt or 1.0264 sg.

If you run fish only you can run it a bit lower at 1.020


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Thanks Tim
I’ve just started introducing soft coral as well as a few fish that’s already in there but is there anything I need to test for for the corals or add too to the water
Regards Jim

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Reply #3

For softies the water requirements aren’t too hard. If you are doing water changes it will probably add enough trace elements to replace the depleted ones the corals use to grow.

If your just starting out, keep an eye on salinity, nitrate, ammonia and phosphate and do regular water changes.

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Reply #4

Same as above and magnesium, alkaline and calcium


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