Originally Posted by WarOrks15
ya i know. he will be making the move today. now since the water in the q tank is all new. should i do the drip for a few hours so get gets used to the new water?
You need to acclimate the fish to the qt
the same as you would a new arrival since you cannot use the main tanks water. Just be sure that the salinity, ph
, temp and alk
match as close as possible and you will not need as long an acclimation time. The less stress the better. I would also suggest monitoring ammonia and nitrite twice a day and do the water changes as needed.
could i still add corals to the main tank? when the clown is in the q tank? i only ask because my tax rebate check is going to be here soon and would like to get some thing growing in there other then coralline algae.
Only fish are affected by the problem. Mobile and sessile inverts can be added to the main tank without concern. Just be sure they definately get the proper acclimation time.