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Old 09-13-2011, 04:17 PM   #21
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keep doing pwc's but also keep adding ro/di top off water,it will drop eventually.I would suggest testing your new saltwater before you put it in.
Read this How to Reduce the Alkalinity of Aquarium Water | eHow.com
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:26 PM   #22
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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.
PH is right at 8.2 - 8.3

PS: I had these params tested at 2 local fish stores.
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:26 PM   #23
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keep doing pwc's but also keep adding ro/di top off water,it will drop eventually.I would suggest testing your new saltwater before you put it in.
Read this How to Reduce the Alkalinity of Aquarium Water | eHow.com
I'm going to do that tonight; both with and without the reef crystals mix.

What kind of mix do you all prefer? Am I using a bad brand?
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:07 PM   #24
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keep doing pwc's but also keep adding ro/di top off water,it will drop eventually.I would suggest testing your new saltwater before you put it in.
Read this How to Reduce the Alkalinity of Aquarium Water | eHow.com
In case you didn't notice, that article is for freshwater.
"Remove one-third of your aquarium's water and replace with fresh, treated tap water."
You do that and it will drop your salinity drastically.

The ONLY way to drop alkalinity in a saltwater system is do water changes with a salt that has a lower alk level than your tank.

Also, I never heard of alk having an affect on any fish. Your alk is high, but not all that high and IMO it has no affect on fish. If there are any studies done showing such a negative affect, I would be very interested in reading them.
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:32 AM   #25
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Could my yellow tang be the culprit?

I added a blue powder tang today and within seconds the yellow tang flashed its spike out and went NUTS after the powder tang.

I scooped the yellow tang out and put him down in my sump for now til I figure out what to do with him.

Should I wait a few days and put the yellow tang back up in the tank see if it goes after the blue powder tang again or u think I'll def have issues? I've NEVER seen aggression from him before but today was nuts.
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Old 09-14-2011, 01:15 AM   #26
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Yellow tangs are very aggressive to other tangs of same size and color. Take a mirror and place it in the tank for a few weeks. That will help the aggression. I had a problem when I added a sailfin tang to my tank. Out of no where my yellow tang started attacking it. This could be your underlying problem also I think you are overstocked. That could put stress on the tang.
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Old 09-14-2011, 01:19 AM   #27
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Could my yellow tang be the culprit?

I added a blue powder tang today and within seconds the yellow tang flashed its spike out and went NUTS after the powder tang.

I scooped the yellow tang out and put him down in my sump for now til I figure out what to do with him.

Should I wait a few days and put the yellow tang back up in the tank see if it goes after the blue powder tang again or u think I'll def have issues? I've NEVER seen aggression from him before but today was nuts.
Besides the fact that u have too many fish (see previous response from me) I would also not have that many tangs in one tank... Especially that small size (small as in small for a tang)... That's just asking for trouble. But I guess nobody cares
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I have only just picked up on this thread as I have been away for a few days, forgive my lack of diplomacy but what the **** is going on here?!? If we were talking about dogs being kept in such conditions the authorities would be prosecuting the person responsible! I have a 125g reef and I have recently drawn the line at 2 very small juvenile tangs along with some other small fish. Naso's are a beautiful fish but grow to be huge. Also I have not seen anyone mention diet yet - again please forgive me if you have but I have missed it. What have you fed these tangs on? a good quality seaweed is essential for the long term health of tangs. Bottom line from me - too many fish, too **** soon! PS. **** Stop adding fish***
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I have only just picked up on this thread as I have been away for a few days, forgive my lack of diplomacy but what the **** is going on here?!? If we were talking about dogs being kept in such conditions the authorities would be prosecuting the person responsible! I have a 125g reef and I have recently drawn the line at 2 very small juvenile tangs along with some other small fish. Naso's are a beautiful fish but grow to be huge. Also I have not seen anyone mention diet yet - again please forgive me if you have but I have missed it. What have you fed these tangs on? a good quality seaweed is essential for the long term health of tangs. Bottom line from me - too many fish, too **** soon! PS. **** Stop adding fish***
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For what it's worth, bashing the op isn't going to change his mind. He will just stop posting/asking questions or lie to avoid conflict. Yes he's overstocked. He prob knows this by now. Instead tell him what is a good stock for a 125.
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