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|New mollies from saltwater tank - Advice?|
I've found some beautiful mollies at my LFS and would love to add them to my tank. The problem is I am currently running a tank that has no salt added...and the LFS does add salt to their tanks with mollies. I don't want to start adding salt to my tank (the mollies I have now are doing fine without it); any suggestions? or am I out of luck in regards to these potential new fish?
|Posted 23-Sep-2009 22:27|
I'd put a tank "in between" the two tanks (the LFS and your
main tank). Put the new mollies in it and bring that water
up to the same levels (chemically) as the LFS's tank.
Then, over the QT period, I would slowly, through water
changes dilute the salt content of the water until it
matches their new home. Then simply acclimate them and
transfer them over.
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|Posted 23-Sep-2009 22:49|
They will surely be worth the effort
|Posted 23-Sep-2009 22:56|
Small Fry with Ketchup
I agree with frank
Try asking how much salt your LFS uses, either start with that amount, or possibly slightly less. Less salt then what they have would be risky, but will reduce the acclimation to the no salt tank by a little bit. Since you're going to be putting them through a big change be sure to spend extra time with the acclimatization and switch to salt free.
|Posted 24-Sep-2009 00:20|
LFS is just using freshwater salt like a lot of stores are these days than you might not have to do very much at all.
The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian.
|Posted 24-Sep-2009 03:34|
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