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Old 03-14-2004, 07:09 AM   #11
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Hmmm, Sopunds like he was trying to sell me more fish The only reason I go there is it's close. It's about 45 min to Bernies. Looks like I need to just take the ride and get good quality help. Thanks for your help.


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Old 03-15-2004, 02:34 PM   #12
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Back in the old school days, it was recommended that FO only tanks should be kept at a lower SG based on the osmoregulation theory. Since marine fish need to expel salt, the thinking was based that @ a lower SG, this process would be easier & less energy effortless. But the lower SG was much lower than 1.021, it was more towards 1.017 to 1.018 SG.
I have kept a 90g FO @ 1.018 SG & a lower temperature (76 degrees) for many years. I have since raised my SG to 1.025 based on more recent articles and findings.
If I look back, it did not totally prevent parasitic infection, but I thought it was less often. I always had large angels that would contract HLLE disease, but that was also true when the SG was higher.

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