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Old 09-24-2009, 11:06 PM   #11
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I dont have any money i can spend on a better hydrometer for now and although it may be terribly inaccurate i either have to deal with it or let them go untreated. As for the salt levels in the QT to begin with? keep them the same and drop slowly to 1.008? how slowly do i do this?
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the glass ones are about 5$. Think of it like acclimation. slowly take the regular water out of the qt and replace it with straight RO water.
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Ok acclimation takes only about a half an hour. How long should i make the change from 1.023-1.008 take?
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I believe one of the other members that did hypo told me he took out one or two gallons from a 20g tank every 12 hours
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Good articles. thanks. I do have another question about my main tank. Since the clowns will be out a while will the inverts be ok without small amounts of leftover food they usually manage to get? or should i feed them a little? I have peppermint shrimp and hermit crabs and snails
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Good articles. thanks. I do have another question about my main tank. Since the clowns will be out a while will the inverts be ok without small amounts of leftover food they usually manage to get? or should i feed them a little? I have peppermint shrimp and hermit crabs and snails
Just put in a pinch of flake food every day to keep your ammonia source going and to keep your nitrifying bacteria colonies and animals fed. Another note, you are going to have to keep your DT void of fish for 5 to 6 weeks, this will insure all of the ich in the DT have expired.
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I believe one of the other members that did hypo told me he took out one or two gallons from a 20g tank every 12 hours
To bring the salinity down you have to replace 20% of the volume in the QT every 12 hrs with straight treated RO/DI water until you reach your target SG 1.007-1.009.
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Old 09-27-2009, 01:20 PM   #19
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Yes i know they will be out about that long. So far everything looks good. Still havent seen it on the other clown and the clown that had it seems that it doesnt anymore or at least not that i can see. The salinity is almost down to the range. One more adding of RO water should do.
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