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Old 12-18-2003, 12:16 PM   #11
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going by test kit...nearly zero levels. My local aquarist never tells me this is a problem..thats a problem. He just sells,no questions.
What are you testing for, and what are the exact readings?

Now you learning Most LFS's are run by kids or other people who just don't know what they are talking about. I learned the hard way that I cannot take anything they say as truth without doing some of my own research first.

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Using undergravel filter
I would suggest you remove this asap. Undergravel filters are not a very successful filtration method in SW tanks. They will clog up sooner rather than later and are just a big mess to work with.
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Old 12-18-2003, 12:19 PM   #12
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Do regular partial water changes and top up as required. Salinity is approx 1021-23
Most people on here suggest a SG of 1.025 especially for inverts. I would raise your gradually over the next week or so. And having a SG of 1.021-1.023 is not a very good measurment, you want to have the reading as exact as possibley especially when doing water changes when you want to add water that has the exact same SG as your tank.
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I would also want to ask especially if your inverts are the ones having problems and That you have a yellow tang (very prone it ich) Have you ever used copper to treat it or dosed the tank with copper. Also if you got any water from the store in yours when adding something (the tang) he may have been treated with copper there.. Again These guys are the pros this is just me kinda stating the big potential problems..You may want to run a copper test especially if you are using tap water..
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