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Old 02-08-2011, 02:00 PM   #1
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I woke up this morning and 1 of my two saddle back clowns are not wanting to swim he just lays on the bottom.. My tank is a 36 gal reef aquarium I have 1 carpet anemone 1 skunk shrimp a choco chip starfish 2 black clowns and two little crabs.. I tested my water and my high range ph is: 8.4, nitrite: 1.0ppm, ammonia:..25ppm and nitrates are through the roof at 40ppm this all happened in 3 days should I do a water change ice just been pouring fresh water in when it evaporates cause the salinity is always high. Any input helps thanks
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You better get to water changes. I'd say until you get those levels down. Id say upward to 50%.
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Will do. Do you think the sea water from petsmart would be a good choice?
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Will do. Do you think the sea water from petsmart would be a good choice?
I'm not sure, your going to be doing this allot of PWC's, Possibly every day until your levels are safe. And or your tanks is cycled.

Can you make your own ?
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Yea just add fresh water and salt or is there anything I need to add to it?
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Make sure you dechlorinate water, wait n hour and retest water.
Post water results then.
Your little fish is stressed probably because of the water conditions.
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Is this a nrw tank? If it is did you cycle the tank? I personally would not use tap water. Any way you can get RO water.
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Is this a nrw tank? If it is did you cycle the tank? I personally would not use tap water. Any way you can get RO water.
Thanks for coming in. I was getting ready to forward this to you.
I was wondering about RO Water. I going to start a thread on RO/DI Water.
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The tank has been running since Christmas my live stock has only been in there for about three weeks. The tank went through diatoms and then I added fish. I don't know if that cycled enough or not. I have been getting fresh water from the pet store
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It'd doesn't look like the tank is cycled. Melosu is wondering if you have a RO Unit.

It may be wise to invest in 1.

I think you are going to be doing many PWC's ?
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