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Old 09-24-2012, 04:52 PM   #11
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Depending on your evaporation, you might just be able to top off with saltwater to bring it back up slowly.
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I would deep six that hydrometer and invest in a refractometer. You can get a nice refractometer with calibration fluid from BRS for $40.
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Depending on your evaporation, you might just be able to top off with saltwater to bring it back up slowly.
That's what I'm trying how much should I add and how long should I wait to test?
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:57 PM   #14
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Depending on your evaporation, you might just be able to top off with saltwater to bring it back up slowly.
Good call spoon... Didn't even think about it that way...
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:57 PM   #15
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I would deep six that hydrometer and invest in a refractometer. You can get a nice refractometer with calibration fluid from BRS for $40.
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After this 40$ loss I think I'll take your word for it!
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He does not look like he's gonna make it!


Look at his stomach maybe it wasn't the salinity ...parasites? I've been feeding them frozen food everyday and he's been eating! Fine I thought.
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Ok took it to the fish store and they said it was probably the ph they rang it at 7.8
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Unfortunately he doesn't look good... How's he behaving?
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:39 PM   #19
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Unfortunately he doesn't look good... How's he behaving?
Dead my lfs said they don't replace marine fish and that the purple fire fish is a little finicky.

But they were gonna give me a regular fire fish since I had him for only a week and since I buy there a lot!
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You won't get an accurate pH reading after bottling a sample of water from your tank and transporting it to your LFS. Once you take the water out of the system, the oxygenation ends and the pH will gradually drop.

Do you know what the salinity was of the water that was in the bag when you bought the fish compared to the salinity of the water in your system? The bigger the difference in salinity, the longer you need to acclimate the fish to your water by slowing adding your water to the water in the bag with the fish.
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