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Old 02-28-2009, 07:31 PM   #1
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Is it safe for new fish yet??

Hello I'm back. I need help, first I have been fishless after the Velvet outbreak (10/10/08).
IYO is it safe to start adding livestock back?
Would a UV sterlizer be advisable?

Here is my stats before my water change tonight:
Calcium: 440 mg/L
Carbonate Hardness: 11dkh or 196.9 ppm kh
Phosphate: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 0
PH 8.4
Ammonia: 0-.25 (the test tube color was between 0 and .25)
Salt: 1.027

Our Equipment List
Lighting/Hood = RO1636 Model#36PSDX Rated 120 VAC 60 HZ 40 WT
Bulb = Eclipse Natural Daylight F30T8 36in with a 22 on the end of the bulb.

Tank = 46 gal bow face H=21in W= 3ft Short D= 12in Long D= 16in with glass cover.

Powerheads/wavemakers= 1 Zoo Med Power sweep 30 gal wt pre filter (rotating)
2 Wal-Mart stationary power heads

Heater = 2x UL 100 wt

Filters= 2x Whisper 10-30i with Biofilters
3in (100 lbs appx) live sand bed (4/50 lbs bags of non sicila playsand mixed with 25 lbs of reef orster shells and seeded with 20 lbs of actural live sand and cycled for about 8 weeks. Still have about 120/140 lbs dried, sealed, and stored in our building.

2 Bio Pro Sk-40 Air Driven Protein Skimmer

Trickle filter
29 gal refuge
15lbs LR (yeah I know I need more about 70 lbs more.)
Livestock= 1 turbo snail
1 Marquarita(?) snail
1 clith (?) snail
2 serpent starfish (one light brown and the other striped
1 Peppermint Shrimp
3 Feather Duster

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Old 02-28-2009, 08:08 PM   #2
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I had a UV for many years but the only problem is that only those free floating parasites that run up into the chamber will be the ones killed. Those that are down near the substrate wont be bothered. I `ve always heard that the parasite needs a fish host. That long since your last host I would say you`d be OK. Read this


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I'd suggest you add slow. One or two fish and and sit and watch for 3 weeks.

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