Donate to the running of ReefBase

We don't display ads, and we don't charge suppliers. This allows free, unbiased speech and opinion. Any donation of any amount really helps with the running costs.

Donate £1.00 Donate £2.50 Donate £5.00 Donate £10.00 Donate £20.00 Donate another value

Salinity

0 Members and 3 Guests are viewing this topic. 1628 views

  • Posts: 7
  • Liked: 0
  • Thanks Given: 3
  • Received: 0
  • Location: Biggleswade

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

Asco1104

  • Tim
  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 2,643
  • Liked: 692
  • Thanks Given: 358
  • Received: 587
  • Location: Camberley
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/tims-first-and-last-upgrade/msg42396/#msg42396

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


Tim

Jim slow

  • Posts: 7
  • Liked: 0
  • Thanks Given: 3
  • Received: 0
  • Location: Biggleswade

Reply #2

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

Paddone

  • Posts: 337
  • Liked: 96
  • Thanks Given: 23
  • Received: 47
  • Location: Kent

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.

Asco1104

  • Tim
  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 2,643
  • Liked: 692
  • Thanks Given: 358
  • Received: 587
  • Location: Camberley
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/tims-first-and-last-upgrade/msg42396/#msg42396

Reply #4

Same as above and magnesium, alkaline and calcium


Tim

Jim slow

  • Posts: 7
  • Liked: 0
  • Thanks Given: 3
  • Received: 0
  • Location: Biggleswade

Reply #5

Can anybody help please I’ve had my goby two weeks he would not feed to start with but when he settled into his little cave I got him target feeding so all was good until I put a pistol shrimp in at the weekend hoping they would pair up but all what happened was the shrimp took the cave and the goby was in no mans land in the tank and hardly eating I’ve got home tonight and he is at the front of the tank not moving about looking very poorly and not paying any interest in feeding could he go down hill this quick after a few days. I’ve been testing the water regally and all seems very good as it was all ok and I was busy at the weekend I did not do a part water change should I still do weekly charges Evan if the tests come out ok all my other livestock are doing ok

Regards Jim

HK_Fuey

  • Graeme
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 5,997
  • Liked: 1699
  • Thanks Given: 466
  • Received: 1401
  • Location: Newcastle
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/graeme's-6x2x2-840l/

Reply #6

Have you tried live food?

Tags:


Related Topics

6 Replies
1371 Views
Last post Jul 11, 2015 4:26:25 pm
by mav469
1 Replies
813 Views
Last post Jan 4, 2016 12:23:33 am
by HK_Fuey
10 Replies
1564 Views
Last post May 7, 2016 1:09:57 pm
by Debbiem
3 Replies
640 Views
Last post Nov 11, 2016 8:15:53 pm
by HK_Fuey
2 Replies
424 Views
Last post Dec 12, 2017 1:47:27 pm
by Asco1104