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Old 01-11-2009, 10:06 PM   #21
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Kyaw,

Doesn't it stand to reason that if your coral and fish are thriving in your coastal areas with salinity lower than the salinity North America is used to, then you should not be trying to raise the salinity of your sea water?

It makes sense to keep the salinity the same in your tanks as in the sea where you got them. No offense to all out there, but this seems to be the case. Looks like your fish and coral were doing well before you tried to raise the salinity to textbook level.

Just my 2 cents.
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:14 PM   #22
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Man, I gotta say this is one more fascinating thread! Hang in there, Kyaw!
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:04 AM   #23
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ok,pictures are first time collected from sea. Just view for your information.
Some were already dead.
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Old 01-17-2009, 02:24 PM   #24
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HAHA just order it online. Even if you have to drive somewhere to pick it up. Thats your best bet. Making it is not an option
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:43 PM   #25
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HAHA just order it online. Even if you have to drive somewhere to pick it up. Thats your best bet. Making it is not an option
Dear Ghostknife,
U born and live at good place. There are alot of places on earth which has nothing.
I live out of no where, no good electricy, very slow internet speed and ban alot of sites and can't order online. Who is going to diliver???? No credit cards, if u come here with the credit card, u can't buy anything or eat. Biggest airport in our country look like World war II air field ??? Just 4 flights for international. THAT"S IT!!!!!
That's why i am trying to do my hobby in difficult ways. If i can order online or can buy everything, no reason to do it very difficulty.
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:48 PM   #26
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I have to agree with Kyaw on that one.

I wish I lived in a place where I could catch fish like that myself! I catch some pretty ones for my tanks, but nothing like those.
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:15 AM   #27
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by far the best thread i have read here in weeks.

KYAW, i am a "sweet"water person (freshwater)
YET i have a piece of information i can give you, info that took me a while to be certain of.

living creatures ADAPT.
i have African fish that are supposed to live in PH 5.5-6.5 ... my PH is 7.5
they THRIVE

guess why? ... they adapted ;P
my best bet is that you SHOULD NOT increase your salinity.
just leave it as it is, less hassle for you, and it seems it does harm your fish/coral anyway


trust me ! your coral will also adapt.

i know it's painful losing them, but hang in there.
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:04 PM   #28
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I am sorry I was un-aware of the remoteness of your location. I figure anywhere with internet it couldnt be that bad. I guess I was wrong. Well what is the salinity measurement from where you got the fish you caught. If that is what they are used to then yes most specimens will adapt. Now if you were to take a fish from a pet store that was used to 1.023 it would probably die because this drop in salinity would not be what the fish was used to and it would not have the time to acclimate.
Sorry for the misunderstanding.
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:44 PM   #29
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Thanks for all comments,
Thanks for understanding my situtation. Now i leave the salinity at 1.018. The left over some brain corals survive. Cup corals nearly all die. I can't go and bring new ones. Last time when i went there, i was upset of the roads. I can drive only 10miles/hr.

For the DIY sea salt, everything fine with that formula. Fish are still healthy with that water. My water change scedule is once a month 30%.
I have ,
2 clown fish
2 marron clown
6" 4 nos of bannerfish
1 three stripes damsel
3 two white spot damsel
2 yellow damsel
2 false cleaner
3 blue, yellow tail damsels
1 hippo tang
Those are in my fish only 120gallon tank.
I will test the DIY sea water with corals , next time when i get new corals from sea.
I'll keep update.
Brdgs,
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:54 PM   #30
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You are a trouper. My hat's off to you and hope that DIY seawater works well for you. You might even make some side money by selling to others that might want to do reef tanks in your area.
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