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01/25/2006, 04:03 PM
how long should acclimation take for hyposalinity?
01/25/2006, 04:05 PM
It took me a week to go from 1.026 to 1.009 and then another 4 weeks. Then 1 week to go from 1.009 to 1.026.
01/25/2006, 04:09 PM
thanks for the help!
01/25/2006, 04:16 PM
I know it seems like a long period but it will be well worth it with a fat, healthy fish. You are very welcome.
01/25/2006, 05:18 PM
I just moved my yellow tang and domino damsel to my quarentine tank, but I left my two percula's in my main tank. Should I quarentine the clowns too if they are showing no signs of illness?
01/25/2006, 10:41 PM
I used to say take a couple of days to lower the salinity. Now I am less conservative about it. If the pH and temperature is the same then you can drop the salinity immediately. Be sure to use a refractometer as most hydrometers (especially plastic) are too inaccurate. Also check the pH daily and add a buffer as needed.
You should take your time when you bring the salinity back up. Marine fish adjust to a drop in salinity much quicker than a rise in salinity. Take a week to bring the salinity back to NSW when you are finished with treatment.
You might appreciate my article in the current issue of Advanced Aquarist online about acclimation.
01/26/2006, 09:56 PM
thanks, the article helped alot and my fish look like they are taking a turn for the better already! I just hope they stay that way.
01/26/2006, 10:25 PM
If you are treating the other fish for Ick then yes you need to get all fish out of the display.
01/29/2006, 11:11 AM
well all four have been sent to hospital tank, and today they all started looking alot better. They started eating regularly again and are more active. thanks again for everyones help, without it I may have lost all my fish.
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