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Old 01-30-2012, 03:38 PM   #31
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Yep looks like you got it. Just make sure to adjust the salinity up/down slowly, not all in one day for instance. lol

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Why?Are you isolating your fish to a QT..I would do 1.008 which is what the info declares to be FULL hypo and no chance of ich surviving it
I have the option of isolation I quarantine but I think I should regime my 3 shrimp 4 snails and 8 hermits and do the hypo in the display tank for 8 weeks...I thought i read in the article that if u are doing it for the first time u maybe should go to 1010 for any margin of error but to be honest I know I can maintain the salinity at 1008 do u think I should just do it in the display tank and take out my inverts and put them in the 50 gal with a piece of live rock father than isolating the fish
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Honestly i would take the fish out to hypo. You may harm your live rock and sand if you hypo the display tank. Also, are you using a hydrometer or a refractometer to measure salt level? The latter would be a great idea cause swing arms are notorious for being wrong and with hypo treatment you really really need to have accurate readings. You can get a refractometer for like $30 so it's not that expensive.
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Sorry that was meant to say re home the inverts to 50 gal
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Personally i would take the fish out..I know everyone talks about added stress ,but they have ick,so they are stressed anyway..Plus hypo puts them in a calmer relaxed state making it easier for them to breath ...Putting your whole DT through hypo "could" kill all your LR and LS...
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And no you can not do proper hypo with a hydrometer ,you NEED a refractometer IMO/IME
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Honestly i would take the fish out to hypo. You may harm your live rock and sand if you hypo the display tank. Also, are you using a hydrometer or a refractometer to measure salt level? The latter would be a great idea cause swing arms are notorious for being wrong and with hypo treatment you really really need to have accurate readings. You can get a refractometer for like $30 so it's not that expensive.
Yes I think u are right Carey and yes I use refractometer ..I will isolate the guys and do 4 weeks at 1008 then slowly raise it back over the course of the remaining 4 weeks in the info it says throw the fish straight into the lower salinity with a prior fresh water dip with no acclimation ...sound right to u?
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In your case i would use tank water to fill your QT and then lower it to 1.008 by tomorrow ...
Unless your fish are completely covered there is no reason for a FW dip
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In your case i would use tank water to fill your QT and then lower it to 1.008 by tomorrow ...
Unless your fish are completely covered there is no reason for a FW dip
I would really live to do it now but I need to go the store and get a heater and little filter.own a busy tattoo shop so only get 1 day off a week..I know I don't use lighting but does that mean they should be in total darkness or just natural light...and does feeding remain the same little and often ?
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