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Freshwater / Re: Tips on moving to new tank
« Last post by Neom on Mar 25, 2019 10:10:06 pm »
Sounds good - thanks for the tips!
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ReefBase Lounge / Re: Donation
« Last post by Mike on Mar 25, 2019 10:01:12 pm »
And also thank you @fishface for your donation.  :glad:
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Freshwater / Re: Tips on moving to new tank
« Last post by Mike on Mar 25, 2019 9:58:34 pm »
Only if it’s dechlorinated, Tap water will burn their gill membranes making it harder for them to breathe.

Ideally it’d also be the same PH.

I’d rather keep the fish in the familiar water than the substrate. If there’s no other option then a quick rinse in  dechlorinated tap water shouldn’t hurt the bacterial population too much.
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Freshwater / Re: Tips on moving to new tank
« Last post by Neom on Mar 25, 2019 9:16:29 pm »
Good point. Can I put the fish in a bucket of clean water as long as it’s the right temp? Then I can save the old tank water to rinse the substrate.
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Freshwater / Re: Tips on moving to new tank
« Last post by Mike on Mar 25, 2019 8:49:26 pm »
Rinse the substrate in old tank water if you can.

The substrate will be harbouring lots of the biological filtration bacteria too. Tap water will kill much of it off.
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ReefBase Lounge / Re: Donation
« Last post by Mike on Mar 25, 2019 8:46:37 pm »
Thank you @Neom for your donation this morning.  :glad:
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Chemistry / Re: Nitrate issue
« Last post by Phil_Herbert on Mar 25, 2019 2:59:08 pm »
thank you, i will look into getting one
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Chemistry / Re: Nitrate issue
« Last post by HK_Fuey on Mar 25, 2019 2:55:17 pm »
Sounds like you're missing a key element - the DI pod. It's vital for marines.
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Chemistry / Re: Nitrate issue
« Last post by Phil_Herbert on Mar 25, 2019 2:42:36 pm »
i thought you should have nitrate as low as possible and doing water changes lowers it. but surely having a reading of that will just top it up surely. My RO system has a carbon filter, sediment and a membrane
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Chemistry / Re: Nitrate issue
« Last post by HK_Fuey on Mar 25, 2019 2:36:28 pm »
I'm not sure that's not just normal tbh.  Your RODI filter should remove all of this. Is it not doing so?
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