Originally Posted by fishman
I do have one question. Its ok to have little water changes as I decscibed above from my main into the QT
tank isnt it?
Not the best idea as a rule for a long term solution. It really depends on the DOC
/nutrient level in the main tank. Most times you end up increasing the nutrient level of the QT
making water quality worse, not better.
Reason I ask is the PH in my main is 8-8.2...in the QT tank it shows to be 8.4-8.5...dont know why this would be??
Most likely the QT
has better gas exchange and the fact there is almost no waste production from the anemone. If the 8.4-8.5 was a late afternoon/evening reading, I wouldn't be too concerned.
Once the anemone is healthy enough to place back in the main, I would suggest water changes daily from the main to the QT
. A little contradition from the above but it is much less stressful to do small 10% daily water changes to help match water parametrs than to try acclimation the anemone the typical way. After about 5-7 days, the two tanks should be fairly close.