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post #51 of 237 Old 01-21-2010, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
Ok thank you. So do I start with a silinaty of 1.016 and rase it up slowly to whatever the diplay is, or just stat with the display's salinity?
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Ok thank you. So do I start with a silinaty of 1.016 and rase it up slowly to whatever the diplay is, or just stat with the display's salinity?
I start at 1.016. After 2 weeks with a new fish, I then begin 10% daily water changes until the salinity has reached 1.024, matching the display. Keep in mind, there are many variations on this idea, this is just my approach.
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post #53 of 237 Old 01-21-2010, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
Ok sounds good. Can't wait to start! I will make a build tread.
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post #54 of 237 Old 01-23-2010, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
One more question how long do I extend the quaratine pariod if a fish gets ick or and sickness.
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One more question how long do I extend the quaratine pariod if a fish gets ick or and sickness.
It depends on what is wrong with the fish. For ich, I generally wait 4-6 weeks after the fish is "cured" and shows no further symptoms prior to introducing it into the display.

If you do a good job in selecting healthy fish, hopefully this will not be an issue you deal with often!
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post #56 of 237 Old 01-23-2010, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
Do I quarantine the first fish I add.
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Do I quarantine the first fish I add.
Yes, but I generally only Q the first fist for 10 to 14 days, so that I have time to observe the fish to ensure there are no parasites carried from the LFS to my display.
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post #58 of 237 Old 01-24-2010, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
ok my first fish is going to be the goby shrimp pair do I seperate them?
Can I feed ghost shrimp and guppy fry?

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post #59 of 237 Old 01-24-2010, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
At what levels do I keep the calcium and alkanity?
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Can I feed ghost shrimp and guppy fry?
I don't understand why you are asking this question? Feed to what???

Alkalinity should be between 8 and 12 dkh. Calcium at 400-460ppm.
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