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Old 02-10-2014, 11:57 PM   #11
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A tang in a 39g ???????

WAIT FOR IT...............

everyone miss that wow
Agreed. bad move IMO. Re-home it. It's not the cause of your ph drop though.
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:59 PM   #12
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Severe pH drop?

^i knew this was coming haha.

When I was at the fish store the guy said he would be alright ("id say the minimum would be 150L, he should be fine as long as it's not crowded"), which it's not his tank mates are only a clown a goby and a fairy wrasse.
Then I came home and looked up requirements for him and found that they should be kept in at least a 65g... Bit late now but if he gets any bigger I'll have to find him a new home, obviously. I won't keep him if he outgrows the tank I care about his well being
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:06 AM   #13
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^i knew this was coming haha.

When I was at the fish store the guy said he would be alright ("id say the minimum would be 150L, he should be fine as long as it's not crowded"), which it's not his tank mates are only a clown a goby and a fairy wrasse.
Then I came home and looked up requirements for him and found that they should be kept in at least a 65g... Bit late now but if he gets any bigger I'll have to find him a new home, obviously. I won't keep him if he outgrows the tank I care about his well being
How will you know if he grows too big? They get stunnted and stop growing because of lack of space. Then you won't see him grow and think all is good when in fact he is suffering growth stunt
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The guy at the fish store....like most of the guys at the fish stores, are either unaware, or full of poopy.
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why do they always disappoint me. This will be the second fish I return if I have to take him back. He was 50 dollars and they don't give refunds for changing your mind or even after the first 24 hours. That's a lot of money to waste just cuz someone working in a specialist store doesn't know their ****. Makes me so angry,
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why do they always disappoint me. This will be the second fish I return if I have to take him back. He was 50 dollars and they don't give refunds for changing your mind or even after the first 24 hours. That's a lot of money to waste just cuz someone working in a specialist store doesn't know their ****. Makes me so angry,
It does happened everyday unfortunatly. I would definetly do research if you see a fish you like or want or even ask here. Tons here who will help before you make a purchase and if you wanna keep the tang it could be an excuse to upgrade!!!
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Anything bigger than what we have now will be too much work, and we've only just upgraded to this size
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^i knew this was coming haha.

When I was at the fish store the guy said he would be alright ("id say the minimum would be 150L, he should be fine as long as it's not crowded"), which it's not his tank mates are only a clown a goby and a fairy wrasse.
Then I came home and looked up requirements for him and found that they should be kept in at least a 65g... Bit late now but if he gets any bigger I'll have to find him a new home, obviously. I won't keep him if he outgrows the tank I care about his well being
Sad to say, he's already outgrown the tank. A 39g is just too small. They are recommended to have a 180g tank.

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why do they always disappoint me. This will be the second fish I return if I have to take him back. He was 50 dollars and they don't give refunds for changing your mind or even after the first 24 hours. That's a lot of money to waste just cuz someone working in a specialist store doesn't know their ****. Makes me so angry,
Well, get angry about it. Make it known that they will lose your business permenantly if they dont take it back due to the employee giving poor advice.
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A lot of LFS will do the "it should work" or "it will work for a while" thing. I think it is always best to look things up (liveaquaria.com is great for size suggestions) or even ask here first. We aren't out to make a buck off of you.

Sorry, I am at a loss for the pH issue. Following along on that issue...
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On you ph issue, I would get a second test done somewhere, ph usually do not swing that far, once you start dozing for ph, your other parameters are probably way off. I would start with ac's and stop dosing. You might have a bad test kit, or contamination in test equipment. If it is deed that low you need to find the cause, dumping in buffer to bring it back up is just a bad bandaid, it does fix the cause, it only covers it up.
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