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Old 04-28-2015, 08:26 AM   #1
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Reef guppies

Hey guys, as the title says it all, I'm converting my guppies over to full saltwater and putting one or two in my nano reef Spec V. I will be going through the process, showing anyone interested how you can do this.


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Are you slowly drip aclimating.
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if I added guppy's to my reef they would be dinner
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I am acclimating them over a period of 4-7 days. I'll be raising the salinity slowly, I have been planning on a way to do this with a 100% mortality rate. I have a good hypothesis, and that is what I'm using to convert them.


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I am acclimating them over a period of 4-7 days. I'll be raising the salinity slowly, I have been planning on a way to do this with a 100% mortality rate. I have a good hypothesis, and that is what I'm using to convert them.


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100% mortality rate!?! Why would you want to kill them all?


My only problem with doing this is that fancy guppies aren't suited to the high flow rates of a reef tank. If you want to use guppies it would be best to use wild type ones.
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I was under the assumption that when this was done with mollies that it needed to be done over the coarse of several weeks, rather than one.
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I place fancy guppies in my reef tank. Easy acclimation out of 10 only 1 died. Then I acclimated them back to fresh water because the cycling was over.


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You have to do it by taking the fish, putting them in a 1-2 gallon container, then you start to raise the salinity by .00001 every day, until it is at the salinity of your tank


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You have to do it by taking the fish, putting them in a 1-2 gallon container, then you start to raise the salinity by .00001 every day, until it is at the salinity of your tank


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With salt water specific gravity being at 1.025 that would be 2500 days of acclimating...

Going by the refractive index and salinity in parts per thousand it would be around 350 days of acclimating. I think your math might be off by a few decimal points
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Reef guppies

I acclimated them in a week. I just put a bubbler in a gallon tank and add saltwater slowly over the week. My guppies are extremely hardy and can love any where. I have had a couple of them on my front during the summer and they grew up to be very pretty. But my point is guppies are stubborn.


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