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Old 05-20-2014, 01:39 PM   #1
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hi everyone I have a 90 gallon saltwater tank I have a starfish is missing a limb I don't have no fish only nails my tank been running for 2 months I also put two crabs and they died on me does anybody know why
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Old 05-23-2014, 10:33 PM   #3
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Have you tested your water for salinity & the other parameters? Was the tank fully cycled before you added the crabs?
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How did you cycle the tank? How did you acclimate the star and crabs? Answering the above questions will also help us help you
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I cycle of Tanks for 7 weeks acclimate he's in a bag on top of the fish tank for about an hour
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So you don't acclimate for salinity? Just temp? That would be why the crabs died...
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How long did the crab survive? Or did they not last a day or so? All inverts (and fish) need to be acclimated to your tanks temp and salinity. I once checked the salinity of the tank water that came from the lfs before I acclimated to my tank. It was like 1.018 and my tank is around 1.025 that's a huge difference! Next time try the drip method, a piece of airline tube running from your display into the bag, literally a drip a second into the bag for about an hour or until the water has doubled in volume...
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Maybe you're right it was my salinity it was 1.26
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You mean 1.026 right?
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