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Yes - that will have a good crop of benefical bacteria and that is important in terms of ammonia control.

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Setting up QT as I speak, quick question though

I do have some reef safe ich treatment, would it be worth dosing that as well as hyposalinity to provide some potential temporary relief for the fish, or should I just do hyposalinity on it's own?
 

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Setting up QT as I speak, quick question though

I do have some reef safe ich treatment, would it be worth dosing that as well as hyposalinity to provide some potential temporary relief for the fish, or should I just do hyposalinity on it's ow
"Reef safe" treatments are more of a pipe dream, driven by customer demand, they rarely work. Combining them with hyposalinity is not something that is really done, since the whole demand for reef safe meds is to do them along with corals and invertebrates - I would just do the hyposalinity, but as I had mentioned, the clock has been ticking here.

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"Reef safe" treatments are more of a pipe dream, driven by customer demand, they rarely work. Combining them with hyposalinity is not something that is really done, since the whole demand for reef safe meds is to do them along with corals and invertebrates - I would just do the hyposalinity, but as I had mentioned, the clock has been ticking here.

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Yeah alright no problem, I will catch the fish today and add them to QT and begin dropping the salinity
 
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"Reef safe" treatments are more of a pipe dream, driven by customer demand, they rarely work. Combining them with hyposalinity is not something that is really done, since the whole demand for reef safe meds is to do them along with corals and invertebrates - I would just do the hyposalinity, but as I had mentioned, the clock has been ticking here.

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Slight problem, my refractometer only reads down to 0.015...

Any ideas?
 
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Slight problem, my refractometer only reads down to 0.015...

Any ideas?
Ok correction, the line where the blue meets the white is there, but the chart doesn't read below 1.015 but I can still kind of work out where 1.009 is

example, this is about 0.010 just from some water I mixed just to test this out, is it ok that is isn't 100% accurate?
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Ok correction, the line where the blue meets the white is there, but the chart doesn't read below 1.015 but I can still kind of work out where 1.009 is

example, this is about 0.010 just from some water I mixed just to test this out, is it ok that is isn't 100% accurate?
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That's an issue - I've never had a refractometer that didn't read all the way down to 1.000, so hitting 1.009 is not a problem with the ones I've used.

I'm not sure you should use that device. Specific gravity for hyposalinity is very tricky - 1.008 is too low for many fish and 1.010 doesn't kill the ich parasite.

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That's an issue - I've never had a refractometer that didn't read all the way down to 1.000, so hitting 1.009 is not a problem with the ones I've used.

I'm not sure you should use that device. Specific gravity for hyposalinity is very tricky - 1.008 is too low for many fish and 1.010 doesn't kill the ich parasite.

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Right ok
 
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That's an issue - I've never had a refractometer that didn't read all the way down to 1.000, so hitting 1.009 is not a problem with the ones I've used.

I'm not sure you should use that device. Specific gravity for hyposalinity is very tricky - 1.008 is too low for many fish and 1.010 doesn't kill the ich parasite.

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Could I calibrate it, but then have it calibrated about 5 SG higher, and then takeaway 5 SG from the next reading?
 

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Could I calibrate it, but then have it calibrated about 5 SG higher, and then takeaway 5 SG from the next reading?
I wouldn't do that. Just buy another refractometer such as this on Amazon that goes down to 1.000. I would also purchase a calibration solution for it if you do not already have some, or make your own solution with the #RandyHolmes Farley method.
 

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Could I calibrate it, but then have it calibrated about 5 SG higher, and then takeaway 5 SG from the next reading?

I'm just not sure that it is a linear relationship....and I don't want to guess about a device I've never used, sorry.

Can you get a swing arm hydrometer?

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I'm just not sure that it is a linear relationship....and I don't want to guess about a device I've never used, sorry.

Can you get a swing arm hydrometer?

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If they are on amazon or somewhere then for sure, ars they accurate for hypo?

Just looked some up but they don't seem to read below 0.014

Update btw - fish are in QT and am going to start lowering salinity tomorrow
 

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Don’t buy the products .

Run copper at full quarantine . Otherwise you will absolutely face this again . No doubt about it
 

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If they are on amazon or somewhere then for sure, ars they accurate for hypo?

Just looked some up but they don't seem to read below 0.014

Update btw - fish are in QT and am going to start lowering salinity tomorrow
I use the Coralife deep six. The instant ocean one will work also.

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Do you know what this big patch is on it's head? The clown that just died also had it in the same location

Flukes? Coral sting?

Theyve had it for about a week and size has changed slightly

That is a symptom seen in clownfish, but nobody knows the cause. I've posted about it multiple times. Here is one link:


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