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Old 02-12-2011, 05:46 PM   #11
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how is the flow in your tank? is the surface of the water "disturbed" sounds like an O2 issue to me. BUT when i had the terrible break out of brooklynella it started with 2 O. Clowns doing what you are describing . any discoloration on the fish. white spots. blotching? excess slime?
No discoloration, white spots etc.
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The higher the temo the less Oxygen in the tank. Personally I dont see anything wrong with 82. As long as it`s a stable 82 you`ll be OK. 86 is a different story. What`s putting the temps that high. Heater? Room temp?
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a temp of 86 would likely explain an O2 problem . i would probably look into lowering the temp and not recomend an air stone that will mess with your ph hard
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The higher the temo the less Oxygen in the tank. Personally I dont see anything wrong with 82. As long as it`s a stable 82 you`ll be OK. 86 is a different story. What`s putting the temps that high. Heater? Room temp?
Well, I live in Puerto Rico where temp. are high all season. I'm trying not to turn on the lights until I can get some led lights. I think that the combination of room temp. and lights are killing me.
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i dont know what kinda resources you have but i have a friend that made a DIY water cooler to combat high ambeint temperature.

Basicly what he did was take a smaller pump run the outlet out of his tank then onto a piece of ply wood with hose clamps screwed onto it so the hose would go the length of the board then turn them and run them back down the length of the board and so on and so for until the board was covered then just ran a regular fan infront of them... worked well for him

i know thats a terrible description i can go into better detail if you would be intrested in building something like that
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I changed the lights to LED and I'm doing 79 f steady!
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:27 PM   #17
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...and not recommend an air stone that will mess with your ph hard
Can you explain that part to me please, or direct me to an article about it. I'm very interested to know more as I'm running an air pump with a stone in my QT during hypo and wonder if that's causing pH problems.

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basicly running an airstone drives the CO2 out of your water causing the PH to rise. not to meantion salt creep and all the other nasty things that come from it.. just better off you use powerheads
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I run an air pump with stone in my QT during hypo, I recall reading that it's helpful because it adds additional air to the water. Raising the pH sounds like a bonus, as it's always too low during hypo.
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