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    If I may make a suggestion.

    Keep to drip acclimation.

    Drop the QT tank salinity down to 1.020, taking a fish down in salinity is easier then up and should be done over a few days.

    Make sure there is lots of hiding space and lights out immediately for the night, add some nori and you should be good to go.

    On a side note, there are some good online vendors in Houston that even carry a guarantee.

    Shop wise, but Stick at it, you will see you will learn in this hobby your entire life.

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    I am going to say it was likely ammonia poisoning then. You would be surprised how quickly ammonia can rise in that small of a tank. Get an ammonia alert badge. They are inexpensive and accurate. Also treat the water with Prime or an other ammonia binding agent. Follow EMF's advice as well.

    Have a back up up plan if that big tank doesn't come through.

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    Aren't damsels pretty aggressive? I wonder if it attacked the newcomer. I think a 10gal, even for a qt, is prob too small. At least that is the advice I have gotten, so I got a 20 gallon long for my qt and it has worked well. I also have it bare bottom, but do keep a couple pieces of Live Rock in there to control the ammonia. Obviously you can't ever use the live rock again in another aquarium, but I always keep my qt up and running. Also, the rock is a good hiding place for them when stressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clownfish Chris View Post
    I am going to say it was likely ammonia poisoning then. You would be surprised how quickly ammonia can rise in that small of a tank. Get an ammonia alert badge. They are inexpensive and accurate. Also treat the water with Prime or an other ammonia binding agent. Follow EMF's advice as well.

    Have a back up up plan if that big tank doesn't come through.
    Agreed.

    I treat with Prime each and every time I add a new fish to a tank, and always discard the water in the specimen holder after transferring them into the tank.

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    thank you every one I gladly appreciate it. I will do everything I can do to fix the things but I can not have a larger qt tank cuz my mom will be like why does the tank look boring and I'm only limted to 5 tanks max in the house and I have 3 currently including my 45 my 13 and the qt tank. and I will be hopefully be getting a 60 of some sorts in my room and a big reef in the living room. thank you all again!

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    I have two 4 in pvc elbow fittings in there

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    I've been drip acclimating a lot of new animals lately -from a SG of 1.019 -1.020- to my reef... which is 1.025. I've noticed it takes a lot longer than I initially thought to get the SG up to 1.025. My drip rates were too slow. I was probably up 2 points in 2 hours. That's at about 2 drips per second. It obviously depends on water volume too. So now I test the salinity and when they match and it's been more than an hour, I transfer them over. I'm sorry about your tang and not sure exactly what happened. My guess would be stress due to acclimation and possible death from hxpoxia. The only other thing I can think of given that time frame would be Marine Velvet.
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    I forgot to mention, but an Air Stone is super important for new fish arrivals and acclimation. Their bodies are burning a lot more oxygen than normal due to stress. I won't ever go without one again.
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    Hypoxia is certainly a possibility. Get rid of the 10 and get a 20 long.

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    I forgot to mention I do have a bio sponge in there which is connect to an air pump. would a 20 tall work I do not have enough space to put a 20 long.


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