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Old 09-13-2011, 03:41 PM   #11
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also check your alk level,naso tangs dont like high alk I've heard.
That could be IT!!!!

My alkalinity is around 13-14dkh per api test kit; How can I lower that?
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Old 09-13-2011, 03:47 PM   #12
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for me this is just WAY to overloaded, sorry
I have a 120g tank and only plan on 12 fish and I still feel thats pushing it
you have like 21 fish in there
I read that an adult needs AT LEAST a 120g - 135g tank. Thats MINIMUM requirement. Add that plus overstocking and you have a stressed out fish

I would either reduce your stocking list by half, or get a WAY larger tank
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That could be IT!!!!

My alkalinity is around 13-14dkh per api test kit; How can I lower that?
too high,plus naso tangs can reach 36" in length.Also how are you acclimating them?
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too high,plus naso tangs can reach 36" in length.Also how are you acclimating them?
Drip acclimation. This last one was only 3" wide and was in there for 3 days.

How do I bring my alkalinity down? My Calcium is also a little high. I use reef crystals salt mix. Both have always been a little high and never seem to go down.

Any thoughts?
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How are you acclimating them? And for how long?
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are you using ro/di water or treated tap water?
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are you using ro/di water or treated tap water?
Ro/DI water, and acclimating the fish for 30 minutes drip; about 5 seconds in between drips.

I take the bag, put it in the sump clip the bag to side of sump so it doesn't spill over and drip a line down into it for 30 mins then move the fish to a net, and put the fish in the water.

All other fish have been fine but the naso tang in particular will NOT stay alive. I'm betting its something with the DKH/Calcium being a little high.

Please keep the questions coming; I'd love to fix any errors in my tank before more die.
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I'm also running a phosphate removing bag and carbon bag in my sump with my chaeto for what thats worth
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Me personally, I acclimate for over an hour. Especially tangs. They are so darn prone to stress and then I turn off the lights.
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How's your pH? With that amount of fish the amount of dissolved oxygen in the water may be way low.
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