First of let me say hi again!Its been a little while and all of my tanks are doing great,mostly thanks to the help I've received here so give yourselves a collective pat on the back.
Today I struck out to buy some new fish for my SW
tank.Up until now (six months in or so) I only had three fish.Today I picked up 1 coral angel and two fire fish and 1 camel shrimp.
On to the point:
After I got em home I tested the water in the bag as usual to see how far off the SG
was to give me an idea of how close it was to my tank.It was a WHOPPING 1.016 or so...maybe less.In all honesty it was under my scale on my hydrometer (I have access to a refractometer as well ,just not tonight).
My tank is 1.022.Now thats a HUGE swing imo
and had I known that I would not have bought anything from the store.
So I advise to bring your refractometer or hydrometer with you come fish buying time.At the very least have the water tested for SG
when you are there to verify the results.
FWIW I called the store after I saw the results and the fish guy was amazed and went of to test it himself.He did not say he had checked it any time recently and he is othewise competent/knowledgable fish guy.
Anyhow,I'm in for a long night of acclimation which I'm cool with...but I like the chances of initial survival during the otherwise stressful transfer period better if the SG
is not this very far off.
So check it at the store.
And wish me luck.