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    Posted: April 16 2016 at 10:54am
I am such a slow learner, this has happened before because of a stuck float valve. Long story short, I am moving and I put a slow drip into my tank to top it off and I walked away. Went today and the basement is flooded. I sucked up around 100 gallons before I had to go to work. I don't know how low the salt level is but it is closer to fresh than salt. How fast can I raise the salt level up without doing more damage? I only have a clown and and other fish as well as some Zoes, candy canes and a few other softes. It is a 65 gallon tank with a 50 gallon sump and both are over the top!
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I even have a alarm for the new tank as well as a factory made ATO that will go on the new setup. I just didn't want to set it up on this tank to pull it done in a few weeks. As far as the corals could I just put them in a tank with good water or will that do more damage?
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I've done this. I quickly put the salt back up. It worked well. Like just dumped salt by the return pump.

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thanks that is what I am doing. I just don't want to go too far the other way.
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I agree with Adam.
In my experience, these animals can withstand a wide range of salinity, especially if it changes relatively gradual, but if it's gone down closer to fresh water, the best way to help our salt water pets is to raise it even more quickly than it dropped, to a point.

Frankly, if it were me, I'd check the salinity to see how alarmed I should be at what had happened. I would also check it every time after each cup of salt was poured over the return pump intake screen after giving it a couple minutes to mix in the tank. I'd probably start off fast and then slow down. When salinity was around 1.015 I'd be raising it more gradual than if it was showing 1.005.

Kind of like if a sealed room ran out of O2, I'd waste no time getting some O2 back into the room, but not fill it up with O2 all at once because that could risk some kind of shock. Am I right? Anybody?

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When I've done this I measured the salinity, added up the water volume, calculated the needed salt, measured the salt, and put it all in.
Took less than five minutes.

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