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Old 03-17-2010, 09:24 AM   #11
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Point taken Capt, the yellow tang (you'll be glad to hear) is now in a 350L (92 US Gal) tank.

I think listening to my LFS about what is going to be suitable in my tank has to be taken with a pound of salt.

has anyone heard of the medication eSHa oodinex?

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Old 03-18-2010, 02:03 AM   #12
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pleanty.....
My bad lol. Glad to hear the Yellow Tang is in a tank with plenty of space now.
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:53 AM   #13
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Never heard of that medication. Hold on medication and just start working on PWC's every few days to keep water conditions pristine. Fish have remarkable recuperative properties if water is pristine and they are not stressed. It may have been due the short acclimation you did. You need to add a couple of ounces of tank water to the bag every 5 mintues for 30 minutes or longer to acclimate the fish to the tank. Drip acclimation for an hour would be best.
Even though that fish may be small now, it won't be for long. Mine is in a 125 (6' long) and I wish the tank was longer. Consider returning it or getting it into a proper home.
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Old 03-18-2010, 01:41 PM   #14
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You need to add a couple of ounces of tank water to the bag every 5 mintues for 30 minutes or longer to acclimate the fish to the tank.

This is what i did. I'm pretty sure its my damsels that bullied him initially, but now he has settled he's chasing them round which is surely a good sign (please correct me if im wrong).

water wise: have been and will continue to do PWC's (15/20%) every 2/3 days for the next 2 weeks (is that long enough? or too long?)

water parameters were the same last night as i stated in the first post (bar the nitrates which are at about 10 at a push, not sure why nitrates were showing 0 before???)

thanks for the advice.
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Some times Nitrate readings go off due to excess algae in your tank.
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Do to?
This is payback for the 'pleanty'.
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This is payback for the 'pleanty'.
oooohhh burn tc...
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This is payback for the 'pleanty'.
PAY BACK TO THE PAY BACK...hahahaha that's funny....
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:19 AM   #20
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pipe down boys it'll be fisty cuffs next

I do have a bit of hair algae in the tank so that does make sense.

the sailfin is looking a lot better today the lines on his fins are getting better, so he's recouping well.

thanks for all the advice (and put downs )

will keep you updated on his recovery.

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