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PostPosted: 2004.01.17(Sat)21:01    Post subject: is it worse if the specific gravity is too.... Reply with quote

is it worse if the specific gravity is too low, or too high??? which one should I be more concerned about, and the same with pH is it bad to or too low?? thanks Smile
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PostPosted: 2004.01.19(Mon)6:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are both of equal concern. Usually a salt mixture also buffers pH so if the slat is correct the pH is usually pretty good too. You should definately monitor both though
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PostPosted: 2004.01.21(Wed)9:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

Salinity that is to low or to high is not good either way. You want your salinity from 1.021 - 1.025 that is the best range. Lower or higher can affect fish and really have major effects on inverts.

You should have your pH in line to. Putting a salt fish in a low pH is like comparing it to dropping it in an acid bath. 8.1-8.4 is the reccomended range. Also you need to watch the alkalinity that and the pH work together if one fluctuates so will the other a range of 9-12 dkh is good for salt. A steady alk means a steady pH.
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