Discussion in 'New Members' started by jvc, 8 Feb 2010.
Hi there and welcome to MASA! Quite a meek greeting! hehehe. Why not post some info on your (intended) setup?
hello .... and welcome
im guessing you prefer jvc over sony
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Hey and welcome to MASA!
A frustrating but relieving experience....
Over the last few months i have been battling with or rather my livestock have been battling to survive.Checked all parameters ,did water changes and all seemed to be ok.Any new additions would die within a couple of hours.
Destocked pretty close to nothing and started again with implementing some hardy fish.. a true peculiar and a scooter blenny last week ,within 24 hrs scooter was no longer but clown seemed ok.
Yesterday bought a panther grouper but became very lethargic when introduced him.
By shear fluke i noted that the temp on my floating therm/salinity thingy was at 33DEGREES!!!!I dont normally put this in my tank as it sits in my feeder tank.My digital thermometer (REAL) indicated 26 degrees.
My tank is about 450 l and i had to buy two heaters to get it to the required temp and both were set at almost max to obtain the required 26degree!
Cant remember where i bought the digital therm but a warning to others (its yellow REAL)
Could this have been my problem all along?
i noted that my levels of algae had increased quite a bit ...
Thought i would share this....
I think your problem is with your acclimation process, obviously the temperature must be equal. But normally the fish stock tanks at the LFS runs at 1.019 Salinity and their reef tanks at 1.022 to 1.024. It helpes with whitespot and other sicknesses to run the salinity that low and it safes them money on the fish only tanks. Obviously the corals will not like that, so there they run the salinity more normal.
So what does it mean for you. You need to drip water slowly over a longer period into you bag. And make sure your salinity is up before you release the fish. Or you can add a cupfull of water every ten minutes. 2 Hours later syhon out 50% water from the bag and continue the adding of the water for another 2 hours. Test salinity again. It is a long and drawn out process, but you can have a few while you wait.
For inverts, like shrimp, you have to double the time, and only use half a cup.
Bought a few fish Saturday. Only released them after the BULLS beaten the Stormers.
i do actually introduce new inmates carefully (perhaps not as slowly as i should) but then how do we explain that some 1.5years back before all my problems i actually lost very few if at all doing then what i do now?
surely a 5 degree above max temp will have drastic effects?
thanks anyway for the "introductory "pointers i will have to focus on that as well to minimize my losses..
You are lucky that your fish are in your tank already as i was hoping the Stormers would have taken it this year... the bulls horns are getting too big
I think you need to read both links in my signature on starting a marine tank and acclimatizing livestock
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