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This is a discussion on Freshwater Dip within the Water Chemistry forums, part of the Advanced Saltwater Discussion category; --> Reverse osmosis. The question i first stated (to make things easier for you) was asking about a freshwater dip. A salt water fish is ...

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Old 03-23-2007, 09:28 PM   #11
 
Reverse osmosis.

The question i first stated (to make things easier for you) was asking about a freshwater dip. A salt water fish is used to the osmotic pressure of saltwater obviously. When dipped in freshwater everything changes with the different amount of dissolved chemicals. Although the fish can live in it for a few minutes, it is great for external parasites and protozoans since although the fish can live in the freshwater for a bit, the parasites cant and die from osmotic stress. The safest way to carry this out is to have the freshwater have the same ph as the saltwater so when you move them back, so there is no ph shock.
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Old 03-23-2007, 09:34 PM   #12
 
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ok i understand now i think. i dont think i ever plan on getting any saltwater fish in my lifetime, however, its still interesting to learn about them.

and in case you are wondering why i have posted a reply earlier when i clearly didnt understand what was going on, i clicked on it from the "5 most recent unanswered posts" section, rather than the saltwater section and totally neglected to read the saltwater part, and therefore just assumed we were talking about freshwater and that it was a ph question rather than a salt vs fresh water question - just thoguht id clarify that in case you (or anyone else for that matter) thoguht i was just randonly posting nonsense responses to other peoples questions

sorry for the mix up and thanks for explaining it to me
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Old 03-23-2007, 10:00 PM   #13
 
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some also suggest using a chemical to make ammonia not effect fish.
Low pH makes ammonia less toxic. Don't use pH down for this one as the effects are not permanent. Peat would be a better option along with almond leaves, driftwoods and CO2.
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Old 03-23-2007, 10:41 PM   #14
 
Mine is just filtered tap, because thats all I can get right now.
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Old 03-26-2007, 08:19 PM   #15
 
so can anyone answer my question? since the fish is only going to be in the dip for like 30 minutes or something, i dont think the PH will crash fast so is this alright?
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Old 03-26-2007, 10:53 PM   #16
 
WOW! Fish can NOT go in a dip for 30 minutes!
30 minutes will probably kill your fish really it could be as short as 1 to 5 minutes.
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Old 03-26-2007, 11:21 PM   #17
 
oh, glad i got that out of the way....
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Old 03-27-2007, 01:00 PM   #18
 
i have heard dips should be anywhere from 5- 15 minutes.
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Old 04-01-2007, 04:13 PM   #19
 
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WOW! Fish can NOT go in a dip for 30 minutes!
30 minutes will probably kill your fish really it could be as short as 1 to 5 minutes.
#0 mins wouldn't kill your fish. We as I mean the LFS I work at left to yellow striped maroons in a freshwater tank for over 2 hours. We didnt mean to to it got busy and forgot, they were fine.
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Old 04-01-2007, 09:27 PM   #20
 
that's good to know, thanks for that information.
I guess it depends on each fish separately I would just watch your fish and see how it's acting. I think the one's I've done lasted about 4-5 minutes.
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