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    Tank Raised Clownfish

    I have a couple of tank raised clownfish. I was told they are from a local breeder. I wanted to know if it is a good idea to raise my salinity to 1.023, from 1.010, I find that by keeping it soo low my fish and hermit crabs are fine but my snails and anemone have all died. I am afraid that if I raise it the tank raised clowns may not adapt to it well.
    Any suggestions?
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    first question. why so low? raise it up but do it gradual. over a week or 2 would be fine.

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    The clowns will adapt as long as you do it slowly. I would replace half of the evaporated water with 1.023 water - no more than 1 gallon a week. You will find that this will gradually raise your salinity and give all critters a chance to adapt.

    Vickie

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    Yeah why so low?

    and i have the same locally raised clowns.. in 1.025 water..

    took me 3 hours to acclimate them since they came from 1.022 SG..

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    My tank raised clowns were raised in natural seawater - 1.026. This is what I keep my tank at all the time. I really don't think that because they are tank raised means they need low salinity, they may have come from a tank like this but it doesn't mean you need to keep yours so low.
    Susan

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    Thanks for all your help everyone

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    Geez!! 1. 010!!!!! No kidding alll the things died! They died of Hyposalinity!!! You trying to keep a brackish water tank??? ( don't worry boss, I'm not yelling at ya..., just stunned by that reading!! ). Definitely get it back up, but SLOOOOOW!!!! Maximum amount to rise normally is by one point in a 24 hr period, so I would also say AT LEAST 2 weeks to bring it back up. Try to keep it near 1. 025 for best results.

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    I have one of the floating pointer hydrometer to measure SG.

    I'm thinking, just in principle they are very inaccurate? I hear you can buy a spectrometer which works better although they are a little pricey. Should I look into one of the floating glass bulb style meters?
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    Cool

    buy a refractometer from AC. at the price Ivan charges its well worth the price. This will be my next purchase.

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    Grimstalk,
    WHile the type you mention is somewhat more accurate, they are harder to use because you have to convert the reading accordingly for temprature and such. A real pain to use!!!! The refractometers are about the most accurate and I agree with John, the ones Ivan is selling are VERY good and you can't beat that price. I will also be buying one!!

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