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post #41 of 72 Old 03-14-2012, 02:06 AM Thread Starter
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As of now it's both acclimation and quarantine, as the new fish I've been adding are freshwater that I'm acclimating to my brackish setup. So far it's a violet goby, 3 bumblebee gobies, and 2 freshwater flounder.
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post #42 of 72 Old 03-15-2012, 03:21 AM Thread Starter
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My nitrites have stayed extremely high for about 2 weeks now, is this normal? How long does it take for the nitrite consuming bacteria to build up? I have 6 fish eagerly awaiting their new home!!!
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post #43 of 72 Old 03-15-2012, 09:47 AM
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My nitrites have stayed extremely high for about 2 weeks now, is this normal? How long does it take for the nitrite consuming bacteria to build up? I have 6 fish eagerly awaiting their new home!!!
Your Nitrates are the bacteria your looking for to eat Nitrites. What is that reading?
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post #44 of 72 Old 03-17-2012, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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Nitrates are off the charts... a solid colored red is 160. Mine is a DEEP blood red...
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post #45 of 72 Old 03-17-2012, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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partial water change?
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partial water change?
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post #47 of 72 Old 03-17-2012, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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any tips on saltwater water changes? i got 4 5gallon buckets of treated tap water with SG ranging from 1.006-1.011 sitting in my basemeant for a day or so... any tips or tricks to help me with toting heavy buckets up my flight of stairs?!?
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post #48 of 72 Old 03-17-2012, 11:19 PM
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any tips on saltwater water changes? i got 4 5gallon buckets of treated tap water with SG ranging from 1.006-1.011 sitting in my basemeant for a day or so... any tips or tricks to help me with toting heavy buckets up my flight of stairs?!?
Yikes. Be careful?
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post #49 of 72 Old 03-18-2012, 08:57 AM
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If the buckets are able to take the weight, tie a piece of rope around the handles and strap it over your shoulder, NOT across your neck though!, This will take some of the weight off your arms.

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post #50 of 72 Old 03-19-2012, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
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Didn't really mean how to get them upstairs. More along the lines of how long to let them dissolve, how important is temp when there's no fish, etc. Anyways, just did the 20 gallon water change. Going to measure levels when I get up. This past week I've upped the salt in my 10 gallon (home to dragon goby, 3 BBG's, and 2 flounders) another 1.002. So it's at about SG 1.004.
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