Discussion in 'Diseases' started by Sloanhaus, Sep 6, 2012.
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Do you have tester kits for alk, ca and mg?
salinity is 1.022, that sounds low to me, also it could be unmixed salt.
ph is awful high,wouldn't rule out precipitation.
The tank didnt cycle much because I used live rock and live sand from an existing tank.
1 Blue tang small
1 powder blue tang large
1 Coral angel
2 blenny (algae)
I doubt you'll be maintaining those big water changes over the long run just sayin'
Well, I guess I will wait till tomorrow.
I plan on raising the salt level as someone said it seems low.
I will reduce the water changes to once every two weeks
And I will mix the salt for longer than 10 hours
Thanks to everyone for their help.
The water changes are easy as I have a 55 gallon drum with a pump in it that I use to pump the water into the tank. I than have another hose hooked into the sump where the water drains out. All I have to do is turn the pump on and that's it.
I dont think its the time you mixed the salt but the type of salt to me, if its a fish only tank the salinity is not that serious alot of people run it that low.
as far as the mucas coat or slime I have no idea the salt seems like it is the major problem here. HTH
Could you please take a pic or recored a video, I have never seen this before.
Hope things get better.
I do water changes monthly.. sometimes even every 3 months or so. Every two weeks seems a bit overkill to me
You could raise your salinity up to 1.024-1.025. Usually when you see "snow" is more than likely Calcium precipitation, so try to check your calcium levels if you can.
PH should be somewhere around 8.2-8.4, yours is a little high.
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