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Old 01-23-2009, 06:32 PM   #21
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OH! LOL. i dont have 3. i have one CBB, a Coral Beauty, and a Sweeper Goby. sorry for the misunderstanding.
not posotive but im pretty sure he meant 3 fish, not copper banded butterflys.
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Old 01-23-2009, 06:34 PM   #22
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yah, except this tank has bled me dry financially. and my paycheck was only $79.33, so im tapped for a couple of weeks.
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Old 01-23-2009, 06:36 PM   #23
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well, i went back and read my previous posts, and i did say something that sounded alot like i had 3 CBB's in the tank. im not sure what he meant, but i think that 3 fish in a 23 gal would'nt be too much. just what ive been told/what ive seen around town.
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im maxing out my nitrates in my 28g reef with 3 small fish. a clown, a firefish, and a diamond goby. reefs are delicate. be careful.
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mah nitrates are at 20ppm
ammonia is 0ppm
Nitrites 0ppm
Ph 8.0
i dont have a refractometer/hydrometer to check the salinity, but how does all that sound? within reasonable ranges?
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nitrates are at the max reccomended amount. 20ppm is the cutoff. you want to do a pwc if it goes over that. my reef only has 3 fish but is over 20ppm. (i need new filter media).
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alright. ill test again tomorrow, after the clowns have been in there a while, then see what its at.
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if it is over 20, what should i do? take a fish back? water change?

does coral affect the nitrates and other parameters? do they produce waste like other fish or just recycle it?
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It's no biggie if ur over. Just do a pwc to get them down. If you do expirence problems with nitrates try some purigen.
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how do you check your salinity without a refractometer or a hydrometer?
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