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Old 09-18-2005, 07:25 PM   #1
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Looks like I am in for a long night

Just got back from the lfs. I intended just to look around a bit but they had some cleaner gobies on sale so I went ahead a got one of these tiny little guys.

Problem is I tested the bag water for sg and its 1.018; what the h$%@?

With my water at 1.025 and a drip acclimation in progress it should only be 4 hours before things even out . Lesson learned; don't buy fish late on a Sunday night on a whim.

Its a good thing I measured it however. I would have probably tossed this fish in after a couple of hours which probably would have meant certain acclimation sickness or at the very least big time stress.

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Old 09-18-2005, 07:32 PM   #2
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Actually that is the norm from what I have seen. My LFs keeps theirs at 1.019 and I just did a purchase from liveaquaria. They were also at 1.019. I just have my QT tanks set up at 1.019 after I watch the fish for a few weeks I just lower it if I need to hypo or I can raise it slowly to match my main.

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Problem is I tested the bag water for sg and its 1.018; what the h$%@?
This is not uncommon for LFSs. It saves money on salt and they claim it helps reduce stress on fish and keep parasites at bay.
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