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Old 01/11/2008, 09:59 PM
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Disaster or is there hope

Hi,

I just did an upgrade on my 10G reef tank, i was upgrading to 20 gallon as i changed appartments but as my luck always is, i can swear i had 2 bags of sea salt but only arrived at new apt with one and guess want

my salinity is too low, i dont know what to do the corals, inverts, fish are all in jars will they make it till the mornings, 12 hrs from nwo atleast before everything opens up

please answer asap....
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Old 01/11/2008, 10:03 PM
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put everything in a container, hopefully theres enough water in the jars to keep them underwater, put a heater and a little power head for water movement, point it at the surface and they should make it through the night, btw if you have an air pump, install it too. good luck

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What the heck is that new thing in my tank?
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Old 01/11/2008, 10:11 PM
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what would happen if i put them at 1.19 sg?
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Old 01/11/2008, 10:13 PM
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what is so ridiculous is that i had more than half of the oceanic bag which is suppose to make 25 gallons
i added about 5 gallons of my old saltwater and the entire bag
and it is so low
could it be trapped in the sand?
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Old 01/11/2008, 10:15 PM
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Do you have a large bucket that you do your water changes with to put everything it? Then do as sanababit said as far as heating the water and keeping it cirulating. They should be fine till morning.
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Old 01/11/2008, 10:20 PM
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Some thing is wrong with that big time! Are you sure you are measuring correctly? Did you put the water in first and then the salt?
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Old 01/11/2008, 10:23 PM
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well i did the new bag of live sand, added water and then added the salt, let it circulate for about 30 mins
then added the old sand and the remaning water and remaining salt and let it stir. that thing said 1/2 cup per gallon, i am assuming i added about 10 fresh gallons which is about 5 cups
i definately added more than that or i am just too tired and ****ed up
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Old 01/11/2008, 10:25 PM
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sorry for swearing just frustrated, regarding the bucket i dont have a bucket big enough for the live rock and the corals and fishes
im scared it will be too tight or is that ok?
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Old 01/11/2008, 10:28 PM
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Where are the fish and corals now,still in jars? Can't you put everything in a bucket with something to give them air an a heater and call it a night?
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Old 01/11/2008, 10:34 PM
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It should be fine . I hope I am not wrong saying this but I think your live rock can stay in the tank overnight, I really don't think it would kill your live rock.
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Old 01/11/2008, 10:36 PM
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You say the water is 1.19??? wouldn't that be too much salt most tanks are 1.024-1.025 or was that a typo?
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Old 01/11/2008, 10:40 PM
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Measure your salinity again: it can take time going into solution, and I am also concerned about that 1.19. You should have a zero in there, as in, 1.024. If you are at 1.019, it is not very bad at all,. If you are at 1.190, you are way over-salted.
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Old 01/11/2008, 10:44 PM
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Not sure if this would work but might be worth a try.....if your tank is full and theres not enough salt, what if you took out half the water and boiled it to cause the water to evaporate there fore increasing the salinity in the remaing water in the pan let it cool then add back to the tank that sould raise the sallinity....
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Old 01/11/2008, 10:58 PM
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Not sure if this would work but might be worth a try.....if your tank is full and theres not enough salt, what if you took out half the water and boiled it to cause the water to evaporate there fore increasing the salinity in the remaing water in the pan let it cool then add back to the tank that sould raise the sallinity....
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Old 01/11/2008, 11:11 PM
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What was your tank salinity normally at? If it is not a reef tank it can be lower. Alot of people with fish and live rock only, keep their tanks low, 1.018-1.020 to avoid disease in fish. The trick would be to not lower it quickly, but a very slow trip acclimate.
I suppose by then it would be almost morning anyway. Or very late at the very least. When I had my fish only tank, I kept it very low and had fish live for as long as 13 years. Good LUck
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Old 01/11/2008, 11:24 PM
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thanks guys for the support, its 1.019 sorry for missing the zero, normally its about 1.023 i put all the corals and my tomato and damsel in a big tubaware, put an airstone in there
a heater, covered it with plastic wrap with a smal hole for the air(dontwant anything jumbign out of ther :P) i think i am going to call it a night until tomorrow morning. i am not gonna wait to acclimate to 1.019 too much trouble i will wait till morning, 11 hrs to go

Goodnite yall
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Old 01/11/2008, 11:35 PM
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Good luck and Good Night!!!
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