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 #9299  by SPELLBOUND
 10 Aug 2020 18:47
Hi, I've had my shrimp for nearly a year now, my Salinity was 1.015 at beginning and just topped of with bottled water when needed. Checked salinity today and it's 1.005. I though the salt would never change ??
 #9300  by odin
 10 Aug 2020 19:24
Do you have salt creep on the top of your tank? Also what type of measuring device are you using to measure the salinity?
 #9302  by odin
 10 Aug 2020 19:57
Have you calibrated it? That should be done before every use.


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 #9303  by SPELLBOUND
 10 Aug 2020 20:01
odin wrote:Have you calibrated it? That should be done before every use.


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Had 2 berried shrimp last week and saw some floating things other week too, but just concerned that salt to low now

How do I calibrate it please
 #9304  by odin
 10 Aug 2020 20:02
I wouldn’t worry, just let it evaporate again then mix some brackish water to match it then pour it in.


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 #9305  by SPELLBOUND
 10 Aug 2020 20:16
Ok just calibrated it, it was slightly out, but still only 1.008 now instead of 1.005
 #9306  by odin
 10 Aug 2020 20:17
I’m not sure how it dropped but 1.008 will be ok, don’t worry.


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