Acclimating Gsp To Saltwater

Discussion in 'Saltwater Puffers' started by alex11, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. alex11New MemberMember

    I am going to pick up my GSP today at my lfs. I have a 14 gallon tank setup for quarantine/acclimation that has a salinity of 1.003. Once she is acclimated to a salinity of about 1.021 she will be going into a 50 gallon predator tank. Any advice for acclimation to full salt?
  2. CulpritFishlore VIPMember

    Do it slowly, really slowly. Just top off with half 1.003 salinity and half RO/DI water.
  3. alex11New MemberMember

    Would raising the salinity .001 sg a week be too fast?
  4. alex11New MemberMember

    I was planning on dripping saltwater in every 3 days at a higher salinity over the course of a day about a half gallon each time.
  5. CulpritFishlore VIPMember

    No that'd be fine.

    I wouldn't do that, just get 2-3 gallons of 1.021 sg, and then 2-3 tubs of fresh clean RO/DI water. One day top off your evap with the salty water, and then the next day the freshwater. Do that every other day. It should raise salinity good and slowly. Just do it every 2 days if salinity is going up too fast.
  6. alex11New MemberMember

    That sounds like a plan. Will let you know how it goes. I picked her up a couple hours and she's already eating. Love how much personality puffers have wish I still had my 140 so I could get a porcupine or dog face but life happens small puffers are awesome too.

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