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Old 12-30-2004, 08:06 PM   #11
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are the refractometers more reliable?
Do you know any of the effects if high salinity?
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Old 12-30-2004, 09:04 PM   #12
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YES!

If you really are at 1.03SG you need to slowly bring it down to the 1.022 - 1.025 range. Slowly over several days. I would probably do several very small water changes but use just RO/DI water for the change till the salinity came down.
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how will the high SG effect the fish?
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You will probabally be alright....my friend had her tank high and then when she tried to correct it it went too low, she slowly adjusted back to NSW and she still has all her original fish. Infact during the hurricane her tank got above 86 or 87 degrees from her usual 76, all the fish survived. If the fish are doing ok now, chances are they will until u get things back to normal.
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But don't change things all at once, this could make things worse.
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150 gallon, 30g fuge/sump, 4.5 watt/gal VHO Lighting, 4" sand bed, 290 lbs LR, CDX-3 Nitrate/Phosphate filter

Female Naso "Isabell" or "Izzy", Emperor Angelfish, Flame Angel, Red Sea Sailfin tang "Bambi", Maroon Clown "Nani", 5 Chromis, 1 Aglae Blenny "Bengi" , Yellow Watchman Goby, pr of Banggai Cardinals, Lyretail Anthia, Six Line Wrasse

1 cleaner shrimp, Coral Banded Shrimp, lettuce nudibranch, 1 sand sifter stars, 1 tiny red brittle star "red", 1 tiny red and white banded serpent star, 2 tiny banded serpent stars, small orange Linkia starfish, assorted hermits and snails. Corals: star polyps, A ton of different types of mushrooms, yellow zooanthids, brown-orangish and light blue paly's, orange ricordia.

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to make sure my tank was cycled i placed a large un-cooked shrimp in the tank about 5 days ago. The shrimp has been decaying steadily and half of it is almost transparent. Yesterday I tested ammonia at .75 ppm. Today I tested it to be 0 or very close to 0. I expected nitrates to be high but they also tested 0. Nitrates are at about 5, close to where they were when i placed the shrimp in the tank. Is it possible the tank re-cycled this fast or should i leave the shrimp in a couple more days.

As I stated earlier I have at least 30 lbs of LR in the tank. The only reason I am cycling is because I replaced my substrate.
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I also have the beginning of what seems to be a good sized algae bloom. If ammonia and nitrite are low in the morning I'm pulling the shrimp out.
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Was teh LR cured when you put it in the tank or did start your original cycle?

It could be taht you are having a short cycle if you already had a bood bacteria population in the tank (on the lr).

Give it a few more days, testing for ZERO ammonia, looking for either a nitrite or nitrate spike.

How's your QT doing?
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