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Old 02-10-2005, 01:35 PM   #11
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Refractometer I do have....however I posted weeks ago about a little help getting used to it and got no respsonse. What pH buffer would you recommend when it starts going wacky?

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Go back to my last post and look at the links I left you about sharks and hypo.

What is your question about the refractometer?
I use Kent buffer, it works good. Just go slow with it, raising PH too fast can hurt the fish.
What I do is buffer the change water.

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Old 02-10-2005, 03:32 PM   #13
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shark will be fine with hypo... there are some sharks that can stand complete freshwater... (bullsharks) so I would think he could be fine... they keep a higher salinity in thier body than the water around them so I don't see a problem with it
A shark will generally not survive hyposalinity. It can only be safely performed on teleost fish. Anything higher than 16 ppt will not kill the parasite.

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PetsForum[/url]]Please note that only the higher bony fishes have lower osmotic concentrations and can be treated this way. Marine invertebrates have the same osmotic concentration as the surrounding water (Schmidt-Nielsen, 1975) and if left in the aquarium during hyposalinity treatment are most likely to die due to osmotic shock. Sharks and rays may not survive hyposalinity due to their unique method of osmoregulation. They have similar concentrations of salts to that of marine teleosts (one quarter to one third that of sea water), however, they also have very high concentrations of organic compounds which gives their internal fluids the same osmotic concentration as sea water. While some can adjust to lower salinities, most will succumb to osmotic shock just like invertebrates.
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