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post #31 of 63 Old 12-27-2008, 10:17 PM
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Sorry, guess that wasn't right. I don't know what to tell you mate. I'll keep looking too.

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post #32 of 63 Old 12-28-2008, 01:39 AM Thread Starter
cody if you dont want it you should definitely send it to me :)
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post #33 of 63 Old 12-28-2008, 02:54 AM
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i didnt realize a saltwater tank could be as small as a 3 gallon!
i'm pretty stoked about that.
and now i want to spend all of my christmas money on a saltwater setup
i'm so afraid of failing and killing everything though XD

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post #34 of 63 Old 12-28-2008, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
really small tanks are not for the beginner or at least thats what i have been told if i were you i would start with a ten gallon or a twenty long.

GOT MY FIRST FISH FOR THE TANK haha take that Kellsindell :P

its a blue damsel and i guess he is in distress because its just coming off the cycling
im going to return him when i know its same parameters
here are my tank parameters
nitrite-0 good
amonia-0good
nitrate-10(i think but it was very low)
ph-8.1 a little low
saltinity-1.025
phosphates-none

sooo.. so far all my water conditions are dang near perfect, i might add some buffer tomorrow if the ph is still low but im sure you guys want more pics so here you go



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post #35 of 63 Old 12-28-2008, 05:15 PM
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You don't want to add any pH buffer to your tank. It does more harm than good, because it only changes it for a short while. Swings in pH can be very bad, especially in a small tank like a Picotope.

And I like your Damsel. A while ago I said I would never have a Damsel in any of my tanks, and now I'm thinking about getting one for my 40br. LFS sure has enough.
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post #36 of 63 Old 12-28-2008, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
ya hes just going to be in for the cycling period because its waayyy to agressive
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post #37 of 63 Old 12-28-2008, 05:53 PM
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Hmmm...

Congrats! He looks good, and no hard feeling *cough on the cough outside cough*

Your PH isn't a bad # it's a little on the low side, but just because it's not pretty and perfect at 8.3 is no reason to change it with a buffer. If it were less then 7.9 (with the lights on) i would worry because when the lights turn off it would change to something like 7.6, but i don't even know if that's true in a pico tank... Cody?

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post #38 of 63 Old 12-28-2008, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
lol :P haha
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post #39 of 63 Old 12-28-2008, 06:40 PM
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Hmmm...

Congrats! He looks good, and no hard feeling *cough on the cough outside cough*

Your PH isn't a bad # it's a little on the low side, but just because it's not pretty and perfect at 8.3 is no reason to change it with a buffer. If it were less then 7.9 (with the lights on) i would worry because when the lights turn off it would change to something like 7.6, but i don't even know if that's true in a pico tank... Cody?
7.8 with the lights off during the night and on in the morning is common. But that is the lowest it should be.
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post #40 of 63 Old 12-28-2008, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
alright ive never tested it at night because i take it to my lfs to get it tested because they do it for free
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