You made me laugh
I am recognizing the difficulty of keeping 4 tanks going. 3 display and one QT/Hospital.. I am a bit overwhelmed with the constant attention a hyposalinity QT needs to keep going. I am going to have to buffer PH in it due to the lack of salt , I wish I had a digital readout with PO4
, Ammonia, PH, SG
and Nitrate on every tank ! Sure would save me a lot of time, stupid me hasn't even bought the quick dip test strips ( like I use w/ my pool) , might make life easier for weekly tests.
As far as the other solution ( SG
1.026), found it on dr fosters site earlier today, will order once I get a list together. I am hopeing that the 1.000 calibration will be good for the hyposalitity testing at 1.009. Sure beats using the float needle, I think I would have killed my fish w/o the refractometer.
Thanks for the tip on PH, I was obsessed for a while to get it to stay at 8.3, weekly PWC
w/o adding buffer mine stay 8.0/8.1 pretty constantly. What your saying is constant PH is best, as long as it is over 8.0.
PS: Now at day 4 and salt is down to 1.014 , tomorrow might be the day to drip down to 1.010 over an hour or so. Then Tuesday fine tune to 1.009 and hold for what will feel like an eternity
Amonia has been a problem, doing 25 % PWC
daily to keep it in a somewhat safe range.
Thanks for your help.