Thread: Need some help fast
02-25-2012, 09:28 PM #1
Need some help fast
This is happening way faster than I had hoped, but the quick story is, in about an hour I am going to have brackish fish. Archers, a puffer, anebelips, an eel, and a violet goby. I have a 120 they can go in for now, just need help with the water.
Is mixing the saltwater this fast going to be a problem?
Would adding a ton of aeration and a super big water pump help lower risks?
am I overreacting?
Also I don't know the SG of their current setup, so I guess I should undershoot it rather than risk going over, correct?
Would drip acclimation be the best option for this or could I get away with just scooping in about a 1/2 cup of water every 30-45 minutes for a few hours?Who is "General Failure" and why is he reading my hard drive?
02-25-2012, 09:30 PM #2
Is the 120g currentky stocked?My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
02-25-2012, 09:31 PM #3
It has 9 tetras in it. Or did. They are now moved and acclimating to their new tank. So no.Who is "General Failure" and why is he reading my hard drive?
02-25-2012, 09:33 PM #4
Id go for undershooting, easier to add than take away.My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
02-25-2012, 09:35 PM #5
Just read a post by Smaug that says mixing it and letting it sit 20 min for brackish is just fine. Hope you're right!Who is "General Failure" and why is he reading my hard drive?
02-25-2012, 09:49 PM #6
I've had to mix salt water for my reef tank in a pinch before when I took out too much water during a water change
I filled a 5 gallon pale filled with fresh water, added a very strong powerhead (~1400 gph I think) then slowly added the salt. After mixing for about a hour, it was clear and ready for use
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