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Old 10-06-2008, 01:16 PM   #11
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A 50% water change, even with correct temp water, is still a pretty big shock to the system. If the temp was off, as well as the pH and salinity, then that was probably enough to cause some serious "issues". They probably would've recovered (indestructible little buggers), but I can understand why you pulled them out. I probably would've done the same thing.

If I might, I'd suggest doing water changes at least every 2 weeks. In fact, if you're starting to have an algae issue, I'd go for every 1 week and only do 10-20% of the water. Three weeks is a long time that lets things get a little out of control. I'd also see if you could find a place to put a Rubbermaid storage tub that could be used to store pre-made saltwater. Mix up the water and salt, throw it in the tub with a heater and powerhead, and it'll be waaaaay easier to get your "new" saltwater to match your tank water.
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Hmmm....

I agree with everyone else it was probably the newly mixed SW and in such a large quantity that caused the issue.

A good idea for you guys is to visit the article section of this site and read through some of the great information that we have available.

Give us a little more information about your tank.

Size? What kind of filtration you have? How much Live Rock? How many fish? How long has this tank been set up? What are your parameters, PH, Ammonia, NitrIte, NitrAte SG (salinity)?
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Great advice from Kurt and Ziggy that will hopefully help you in the future.


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