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Re: stars and stripes juvenile

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:39 pm

Every single thing you have been told is a lie. You have a completely uncycled tank
Please test the ammonia, nitrite & nitrate of your tank.
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Re: stars and stripes juvenile

Post by JRC3 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:52 pm

hammer wrote:what sort of water does this fish live in i.e brackish etc.?
An adult GSP lives in high end brackish to marine.

Some of the others will have to comment on keeping one in your tank with your clown fish instead of the SNS...If that's what you were asking for.



Also, when cycling your tank, did you feed it?
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Re: stars and stripes juvenile

Post by J-P » Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:53 pm

hammer wrote:and the sand came in a bag but apparently all natural sand becomes 'live' after a period of time (as mentioned on the link) and it apparently provides a form of filtration similar to live rock but I am not doubting your knowledge and only want what is best for my fish and aquarium.

The bacteria in bagged sand is in spore form. It takes time for it to develop into its active state. That can be the 3 weeks that the article mentions (I don't have the exact numbers handy). BUT once it is in its active state it must till propagate throughout the tank. That will also take time and under specific conditions.

... the sand that contains the biobed isn't getting the same flow-through that live rock would. Most of the current runs across the top of the sand bed where as with live rock the current runs through and around it, thus giving it more exposure.

This is all moot if without a proper test kit. Those hard number tell you what to do and when to do them.

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Re: stars and stripes juvenile

Post by hammer » Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:11 pm

thank you for the help. I have tested the ammonia, nitrite,nitrate, ph, kh, gh and chlorine and everything is as it should be. the fish have happily been in my tank for a week. is it possible to add live rock (cured) to my aquarium now or do i have to remove the fish etc.

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Re: stars and stripes juvenile

Post by hammer » Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:14 pm

JRC3 wrote:
hammer wrote:what sort of water does this fish live in i.e brackish etc.?
An adult GSP lives in high end brackish to marine.

Some of the others will have to comment on keeping one in your tank with your clown fish instead of the SNS...If that's what you were asking for.



Also, when cycling your tank, did you feed it?
I don't understand what you mean my feeding it and yes I was looking at getting a green spotted puffer, do u have any live rock in your tank? because according to PP it's quite important to have I am not too sure why but I do believe her

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Re: stars and stripes juvenile

Post by J-P » Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:20 pm

hammer wrote:thank you for the help. I have tested the ammonia, nitrite,nitrate, ph, kh, gh and chlorine and everything is as it should be. the fish have happily been in my tank for a week. is it possible to add live rock (cured) to my aquarium now or do i have to remove the fish etc.
You can do it. If it is from an established tank. Just place it in.

full marine is 1.25 ~ 1.5 lbs per gallon. That is a lot of displacement, so take some of the water out as you are adding the rock.
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Re: stars and stripes juvenile

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:25 pm

LOL, it's good that you believe me:
viewtopic.php?f=68&t=28469
I have tested the ammonia, nitrite,nitrate, ph, kh, gh and chlorine and everything is as it should be.
Please post exact parameters.
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Re: stars and stripes juvenile

Post by hammer » Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:27 pm

I can not since I used a colour chart taht you dip into water and compare. I am probably gonna be told that I did this wrong too!

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Re: stars and stripes juvenile

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:34 pm

Yep, get yourself a good liquid test kit. Knowing these things are really important to the life of your fish!
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: stars and stripes juvenile

Post by hammer » Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:52 pm

ok since they are quite expensive which test kit(s) do you reccomend getting first? i.e the most important one?

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Re: stars and stripes juvenile

Post by matt612 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:55 pm

hammer wrote:ok since they are quite expensive which test kit(s) do you reccomend getting first? i.e the most important one?
nothing about marine fish is cheap

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Re: stars and stripes juvenile

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:59 pm

API makes a good SW test kit for everything.
http://www.amazon.com/API-SALTWATER-MAS ... grid_i_0_2
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Re: stars and stripes juvenile

Post by hammer » Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:02 pm

thank you very much. this seems much cheaper than what I was looking at I do tend to use amazon regulary, but there might be a $-£ issue since I'm from England so delivery could be very expensive

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Re: stars and stripes juvenile

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:07 pm

Just showing you what you need to get. ;)
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Re: stars and stripes juvenile

Post by hammer » Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:09 pm

I appreciate your help. they have for sale in £ so will buy

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