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Old 03-11-2009, 12:03 PM   #11
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I'm still wondering what "OK" is. I can't tell you how many folks have said that in the past, only to find out later there was only "a small bit of nitrites", or salinity was 1.019, or nitrates were "only 40 ppm".
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:25 PM   #12
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HEY! Easy on the nitrate cracks! On a good month I'd die for 40's

Do you test your water? If so, we're looking for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate(grrr), SG, PH, calc and alk in general.
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:49 PM   #13
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i only test for nitrite and nitrate.

nitrite = 0
nitrate =20-30

salinity is 1.027

although i think what it may be.

i just realized hot the water was. the temp was set at 70 but its has to be atleast 80+ in there. i took out the heater for now.

i know its probably bad but how bad is this?
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Not too bad. I prefer the salinity at between 1.022 and 1.025. Try to get the nitrates to 20 or below. Otherwise, I see no fatal issues. Ph?
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70? really?
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unfortunately i dont have a test kit for the ph levels. well i do but i dont remember where i put it in.

update, the clowns has reunited again.

im gonna go ahead and do another water change and hopefully this would cheer them up a bit.

thanks for the advice peeps!
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:54 PM   #17
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aww.. the female still follows the male but the male just keeps running away.
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Old 03-21-2009, 09:47 AM   #18
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Sounds like there are deeper issues . Since no one has said it it may well be the tang .. He is going to get too big for a 9 gallon and they carry ich like a magnet .. and while you may not see the spots it wont be long before they show if they become stressed .. 3 fish in a 9 gallon with one being a tang is way over maxed out ..
It sounds like you are not ready for fish as well .
You should be testing for :
Ammonia
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NitrAtes : These should be less than 20 with corals
Ph , will change a bit with lights on and off .. It will be higher with lights on than off ..
and your trace minerals since you have corals .
SPG 1.024-1.026 with 1.027 being on the high end of acceptable ..
You should also have a temp probe in your tank to coincide with the heater ..I run my tank with fans and an open top (with egg crate) at 77*-78* with a one degree variance, + - controlled with the RK2 ...
I run 2 diffrent thermometers in my tank .. 1 is on the RK2 and the other is a digital thermometer .. I also have a meat thermometer (digital) to do a calibration with if I suspect something is up .
If your top is closed you may be having oxygen issues as well .
Doing the water changes is good but there are other things needed ..
Clowns are funny ... My 2 that I have paired so to speak but not fully , they will go for a week as buddies then seperate . Just watch because one may be come over dominate and kill the other after all they are damsels HTH GL
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9 gallons? i should be tortured if i put 3 fishes in a 9 gallon tank. :p

I have a 72 bow front with 3 fish and a fire shrimp.

either way, they are now happy in their own set of Zenia and ill just let them be.
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Then I owe you an apology .
I took from your name the tank size .
I apologize
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