Adding Fish to my tank

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  1. clown

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    Hi ALL,

    I will get by end of the week to Green and Blue Chromis.
    I would like to know how do you get the fish use to ure water and temp via the drip way.

    Please advise urgently.

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  3. Storm

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    Heya there, welcome to the forums. I reckon its best to first start by telling us what hardware you have and how your tank is setup and also how long it has been running for. Once we have this information we can help you.
     
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    hi there, when you going to add them?
     
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    These are one of the hardest fish around. The normal drip method over 30 minutes will do the job easily.

    Give us some more details of your setup :)
     
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    Clown welcome
     
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    Welcome to MASA!!
     
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    Adding Fish to my tank 2

    Hi,
    I have A 120lt Boyu Marine tank.
    I have A skimmer, got a UV ster & Heater.
    I have a pump and life rock in my 2nd chamber.

    In the tank I have Kenya and Bali Live rock.
    I have Active sand mix with Agrumite gravel.
    Out of the Kenya LR I have 4 fanworms that just suddenly appeared out of the rock.

    My Tank is going from Begening feb until now.
    I struckeld to get my Ph to stay stabil at PH8.3 and strukelled to get the salt water to 1.20 but now I have.

    The man at my marine shop advise me it is good to add my fish at 1.20 salt level to avoid white spots.

    Please advise me about the drip way. do I throw all the water with the fish in my tank?
    Getteing fish on Saterday.

    Clown
     
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    Hi Clown - Firstly - a VERY WARM WELCOME to MASA! Great that you have found us and joined MASA!

    Secondly - No - please don't EVER put the water from your Local Fish Shop, into your tank. It might contain pathogens and bacteria, which could cause major sickness in your tank.....

    To acclimate correctly, you should drip a little bit of water from your tank, into the bag where the fish is in. Drip this in slowly, over a period of a minute or so, at a time....
    Wait about 4 to 5 minutes between dripping....
    Continue this process until the water in the bag becomes too much - then empty out some water, INTO THE DRAIN - NOT INTO YOUR TANK....
    Continue the process, until you have been doing this for about 45 minutes to an hour...
    Then - once you have gone through this process, take the bag (which is floating inside your tank - with NO bag water spilling into the tank) out of the tank, and then pour the contents of the bag, including the fish, into a suitably sized aquarium net...... (pour the water into a container big enough to hold all the water)....

    Then put the fish into your aquarium, WITHOUT TOUCHING the fish with your bare hands....

    Good luck... hope this process works for you.

    BTW: If you fish have whitespot - this is due to stress..... Yes - it MIGHT help a little bit, to reduce the stress on the fish, if the salinity is at 1.020, BUT, this is low salinity is NOT good for invertebrates..... Inverts (ie. corals, anemone's, amphipods, copepods, worms, etc) prefer higher salinity.
     
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    Welcome to MASA Clown, hope you enjoy it here with us. Please read through my signature for some great info. Have you tested the water before deciding on adding live stock?
    Did you test for ammonia, nitrites, nitrates?
     
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    Thank you for the advise I will use it and come back and tell you if it dit work.

    If I see it gets white spots - what can I do to help get rid of it.
    I got told that you add some food in to make it feel at home and you leave the lights of for the day but i can use the moon lights instead of the bright light - is this true?

    I no the salt levels is low, I want to push it up to 1.23 -1.26 with the fish in to get them use and more relax with me.
     
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    I would change the salinity before adding the fish - marines don't like sudden changes in salinity, temp and pH. They will get used to the 1.025 if you drip acclimate them properly. If you handle them with care, acclimate them properly and the water parameters are fine - they shouldn't get white spot (chromis are quite hardy fish). Tangs are more prone to white spot than most fish - I acclimatised two a while ago using the drip method with no ill effects - it works.
     
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    Thanks Tobes..... Clown - look for a product call Myxazin.... this seems to be one of the few products that does not kill off your invertebrates.....
     
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    Thank you Both for giving me advise.

    Myxazin - for what can you use this all for?

    I have a polistyrean box that I got from a friend.
    The Pet shop dont have backs and they gave me the box to add the fish in.

    How to I make the use to the temp of 24C?.

    Thanx Clown
     
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