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Old 06-18-2008, 06:07 PM   #11
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I just moved my 55 to the 125 all the substrate and water etc . I got the water checked at the LFS and they said it was fine.
What do you use for substrate, how deep was it and exactly how did you transfer it. I wouldn't be suprised if you got a little ammonia spike and started a mini cycle.
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i use crushed coral for substrate..it is about 3 to 4 inches deep..I scooped it out of there and placed it in a bucket and then transfered it to the new tank...I also had to add new substrate to make up for the difference
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Yep, that could be your issue. Your LFS didn't tell you any specific numbers on your water tests?
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Old 06-19-2008, 12:45 AM   #14
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here is a link to the youtube video i just took..hope this will give you an idea

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Old 06-19-2008, 11:32 AM   #15
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Yes he is not looking so good. Can you post water test results. I also am concerned about ammonia and nitrite poisoning.
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Old 06-19-2008, 11:27 PM   #16
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Hi,

Sorry I was busy all day at a conference today..Sad news is the tang died this morning and, well, I figured the problem. My hydrometer was broke. The water test results had zero ammonia and the rest tested normal. The salinity however tested at 1.030 at the store..that nailed it. Well the sad part is the poor fish made it all the way from the ocean to the store and then to my tank to die in 48 hours...That really sucks
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Very sorry to hear about your fish. I would suggest a refractometer. You can find them pretty cheap on ebay and a few other places. They are much more accurate and 100% more reliable then the swing arm hydrometers. You aren't the first thats lost fish because of a bad hydrometer reading/being broke. That and skimmers are easily two of the most under appreciated/most useful pieces of equipment in SW.
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Sorry for your loss. I agree, get the refracto, I was really surprised at the difference in readings between the two.
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yes it was off by almost 8 points. The SW expert at the srore mentioned that hydrometers get that way when they get dropped or the needle just sticks..o well..i got myself a new one and i am going to get a refracto first thing today.

However if I might ask, how were the other fish doing well and all so healthy and the excess salinity only affected the Tang
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Was there any redmarks on the tang? Thin? If acclimated properly 8ppt increase or decrease shouldn't have been an issue.
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