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Old 12-14-2012, 12:25 AM
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need advice with frogspawn

Long story short
after hurricane sandy i decided to go a different route
mostly fish less corals
somehow my skimmer started over skimming without me knowing and my autotopoff diluted my salinity 1.013 I have all inhabitant look good except for my huge frogspawn.
how slowly should i raise the salinity ? over hours or days
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:05 AM
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Wow good luck with that
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Days. I would try to raise it maybe to .015 then .017 the next day and so on. If they're looking good stil no reason to possibly shock them.
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:47 AM
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Days. I would try to raise it maybe to .015 then .017 the next day and so on. If they're looking good stil no reason to possibly shock them.
Totally agree with Jimmy. How long do you think the salinity was that low?
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:11 AM
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IDK how much you top off in a day from your ATO but you could always setup a seperate bucket of water with a salinity of 1.017 to use as your ATO, then after a couple days when your salinity goes up you increase the salinity in the ATO to 1.020 and so on til you get to your desired levels. This usually only works when you are not topping off a lot of water so the salinity raises really slowly (2-3 weeks).

Another option is to increase the salinity in your water changes, but this requires very slight increases in salinity as to not shock any of the inhabitants. I used this approach when treating for ich and it was very effective, however, I did it a little too fast and some of my LPS didn't extend for a week.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:00 AM
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thanks for the replies!
the salinity was probably low for maybe 2-3 days.
I will def bring it up over a few days
thanks again
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