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Old 07-02-2011, 07:24 PM   #11
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When you say do a water change immediately... What if u don't have access to saltwater. What is the minimum time you could add saltwater after mixing?
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If it's only a bucketful, you mix it continuously for a few minutes then test salinity. If it's a lot, ten you leave it with a strong Powerhead overnight.
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It could be anything. Could be parasites, attack from other tankmates or less than perfect water parameters. Usually in an emergency frequent PWC`s and GAC are good things to start off with.
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I didn't want to take a chance and exchanged him for another perc clown. The guy tested my water so that if something was wrong, he wouldn't have to take him lol and everything was perfect. The clown kept gasping at the surface and get caught by the filter. He also stopped eating. I hated to do it, but had to.
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When you say do a water change immediately... What if u don't have access to saltwater. What is the minimum time you could add saltwater after mixing?
If you have a saltwater tank you should always have spare saltwater in case of emergencies and you should do frequent water changes anyway.
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If it's only a bucketful, you mix it continuously for a few minutes then test salinity. If it's a lot, ten you leave it with a strong Powerhead overnight.
I would never use water which has only been mixed for a couple of minutes, mix for a minimum of 24 hours and heated aswell
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If its only a bucketful then it should mix pretty quickly. And by a few minutes, I mean like 20-30.
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