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Old 03-11-2005, 10:32 PM   #31
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pH looks like it is around 8.4 (?). Now if only my pH monitor would get here. I guess it will be here tomorrow. Is 8.4 ok? That seems high to me. I always run closer to 8.2. If I need to bring it down what would I do?

He seemed to be eating fine. I fed some formula 1 tonight soaked in garlic and selcon. He and the gramma ate fine. There's been nori in the tank and now that's all over the place (what did he do to it?!). I need to vacuum out the QT again. Messy messy fishy.
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Old 03-11-2005, 10:38 PM   #32
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Do you have one of those guppy breeder compartments with the slotted bottoms? You could hang that in your main tank so that the critters would get circulation- a bit ugly, perhaps, but.....
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Old 03-11-2005, 11:22 PM   #33
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pH looks like it is around 8.4 (?).
Thats is fine.

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I need to vacuum out the QT again. Messy messy fishy.
In qt I feed, give them 5 minutes and siphon whats left out.
Nori is a little different. You can leave it in for a few hours, will not foul the water as fast. I would still siphon the leftovers our before bedtime.
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Old 03-12-2005, 11:32 AM   #34
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Phyl...nothing new to add except that this is exactly why we QT. Nice Job! Kudos coming your way
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Old 03-12-2005, 05:36 PM   #35
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Salinity is down to 1.09. pH monitor just got in so that's going to get easier (it is soaking in solution right now in prepartion for calibration). I guess that makes today day 1.

The gramma is now showing signs of ich. Gramma looks awful today. The tang looks better today than he looked yesterday, but still quite spotty looking.

The tang ate some nori greedily. I threw a few bits of cyclopeze today that they nipped at a bit.

I'm feeling really disheartened by the amount of spot they both have right now. I just keep telling myself that this is the beginning of them getting better, but it is really hard to believe right now. *sigh*.

Thanks for the props, Lando. I'm glad they're in QT and I'm glad that they never made it to my main or I'd have complete hades on my hands, but this sure does hurt. I'm so upset and these aren't even fish I've had for a long time. I already feel like I have a lot emotionally at stake right now! I can't imagine all of my fish going through this! Kudos for anyone who's taken a tankful of fish through this process and survived.

Would it help to put some melafix in there or is there no need for anything like that (or stresscoat)? Is there anything other than the selcon that I can do for them to make this easier on them? (somebody tell me this is harder on me than the fish)
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Would it help to put some melafix in there or is there no need for anything like that (or stresscoat)? Is there anything other than the selcon that I can do for them to make this easier on them? (somebody tell me this is harder on me than the fish)
I wouldn't, just keep water quality high and watch that darn PH.
Make sure they keep eating.
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pH seems volitile (I know, I should expect that), but I'd like to know what, if anything, I can do to stabilize it. Would plants help?

Last night (a couple of hours after lights out) was 7.9 so I put in a tiny bit of the seachem buffer (1/16 tsp over 15g). During the day it was 8.2 and this morning at 7am it was already back up to 8.2 (surely more because of the morning light of the eastfacing window it sits in front of than the miniscule amount of buffer I added to the tank). The night before it was 8.4. Is this sort of swing ok for the fish or is it stressing them?

The gramma hasn't come out of her hole while I'm around (but I wasn't around a lot yesterday) but what I can see of her looks good. The tang doesn't have any real pronounced spots on him but I can still see some lighter spots when I look on an angle. Still eating just fine. The tang did quite a number on the selcon soaked nori that I hung yesterday and I got to vacuum up lots of tang poop this morning.

Water nasties are all spot on 0-0-0. And the salinity is holding steady at 1.09.
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It should stabilize, especially if you buffer your change water before adding.
A swing if 7.9 at night to 8.2 during the day is nothing out of the ordinary. PH tends to run lower at night.
Your doing great.
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Man the tang looks awful tonight. This has to be about as bad as he's looked...

Ich Tang in Motion
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Old 03-14-2005, 10:14 PM   #40
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Ouch.... Considering the salinity just reached treatment level 2 days ago, it's too soon for it to have interupted the reproductive cycle just yet. I'm tempted to suggest a pH adjusted FW dip to alleviate some of the trophonts. It won't rid the tang of all the pests but may give it some relief.

Have you been checking the salinity daily as well as pH? Was the refractometer checked and/or calibrated for accuracey using RO/DI?

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