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Old 09-05-2003, 01:27 PM   #1
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Oxegen

I have a 60g tank it has a wet dry filter that pumps the water into the tank from the top I was wondering if this gives the fish enough oxegen it is fish only and one of the damsels keeps going to the top it looks like to breathe the people at the lfs who sold it to me said it is enogh oxegn thanks for your help
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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the water running over the wet/dry should give it enough oxygen. The fish gulping at the surface may be the sign of over water quality issues however.

What were the results of your latest water tests?
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I am still cycling the tank I just have 2 damsels in the tank the last test yesterday was PH 8.0 am 0.2 ni0 and na 0 the salt is 1.022 Thanks for the reply this is a great site I am learning alot I know I should have used shrimp to cycle but I learned that after my lfs told me to use dammsels
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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I should have used shrimp to cycle but I learned that after my lfs told me to use dammsels
You and me both.

well the WQ looks ok (considering the cycle), you can expect the ammonia to keep getting higher though. I'd say when it starts getting over .5 you should do small water changes to keep from killing your damsels. It's not too late to take them back to the LFS, btw. A lot of folks end up taking them back eventually anyway as they can end up quite agressive. take em back and drop in a shrimp, you've already got some ammonia in your tank so that will keep the cycle going while the shrimp warms up )

The rising ammonia is certainly stressing your damsels and their surface breathing could be a symptom brought on by something else thats affecting them due to the stress...

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