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Old 08-21-2012, 04:06 AM   #21
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what do i put in the refugium?
thats up to personal preference.. Do a bit of research and decide for yourself
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All my levels are good this morning still going to plan a water change looks like I'm going to make it
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:19 PM   #24
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All my levels are good this morning still going to plan a water change looks like I'm going to make it
That's good to hear! Im glad your levels are doing good.
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Go to reefrocks.net for real cheap rock. I think you need 250lbs of rock. Too much will most likely hurt the shark. I've had a banded shark before and they aren't as hard to care for as people make them seem to be. Your #1 problem when you first get one is getting them to eat! Make sure there is 0 ammonia and 0 nitrite!!!! I can't stress this enough! Ammo stays in the lower region and that's where the shark will swim. Don't use test strips, use liquid test kits. A hydrometer will be needed for salt gravity measuring. A Refractometer is recommended but a hydrometer is probably off by a bit not too much to do any harm.
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I really wouldnt bet my banded sharks health and well being on a piece of equipment that "may be off a bit"... Especially when refracs are roughly 20-30 bucks online. To the OP, its money well spent
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I really wouldnt bet my banded sharks health and well being on a piece of equipment that "may be off a bit"... Especially when refracs are roughly 20-30 bucks online. To the OP, its money well spent
I've not seen them for saltwatee at that price. Am I searching the wrong thing? Will any refractometer work? I've seen some for salinity, urine, brewing beer... The salinity ones I find are always $50 or more.
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Also, forget the 5g buckets for mixing water. Go out to home depot and get some 30g trash cans. You should get 3. One for mixing water, one for taking water to dump from the tank and one for reserve. Do you have an RO/DI unit to make water because tap water is going to,mess you up big time on your water parameters. Just an observation from a large tank owner, we have a 180g and a 54g.
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I've not seen them for saltwatee at that price. Am I searching the wrong thing? Will any refractometer work? I've seen some for salinity, urine, brewing beer... The salinity ones I find are always $50 or more.
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I really wouldnt bet my banded sharks health and well being on a piece of equipment that "may be off a bit"... Especially when refracs are roughly 20-30 bucks online. To the OP, its money well spent
I'd understand if it was coral but you could acclimate the shark to FW which I don't recommend at all since it will shorten its life, but if it's off by .002-.004 it isnt going to hurt or affect the fish at all. The problem I'm worried about is ammonia and nitrite. He's using test strips which are notorious for being incorrect.
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