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Old 01-28-2005, 02:29 PM   #11
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Very true. Lost 2 fish this week. The mandarin and now this one. If I see this pattern again I am going to ? the store I am buying at. They QT there new arrivals and all my inverts from there are fine. Frustrating but I am hoping it was the fish and not something I did.

Should I just use the ph's with sponges on them and ditch the penquin?
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Old 01-28-2005, 02:33 PM   #12
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I always just use a trickle filter, not so sure that is a problem. If your more comfortable then do it. A lot of folks do.
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The mandarin and now this one
Both of these fish can be tough to acclimate, don't blame yourself. Sometimes these things just happen.
What is the PH reading on the QT tank?
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ph is 8.2 Tested water in QT, display and fresh mixed and all were identical. I use oceanic salt and have not had the low ph problems I have read about here


I think the mandarin acclimated fine. It was qt'd and I think it got eaten by a rock crab.
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Hmm, sound like you did things right. If I had to guess, I would say there was something wrong with the fish when you got him. FWIW
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Old 01-28-2005, 02:37 PM   #15
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Yeah I was thinking that too since they are very susceptable to problems. I will keep on trying and hopefully get over the hump. I made the mistake of not watching it eat at the LFS so I won't make that mistake again.
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