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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-29-2011, 08:13 PM
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The bacteria that forms your biological filter in a freshwater aquarium is different than in a brackish. Switching a freshwater system to a brackish one can cause a "cycle" while the old biofilter dies off and the new one takes hold. Hope this helps
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-08-2011, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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Just a quick update,I know have a new gsp for just over a week now and touch wood things are going great
Before getting the new puffer I did a massive water change and partially refilled with water from my other tank,also I had a bag of ceramic noodles and some old filter sponges in my other tank which I moved across.
This puffer came from a different shop this time,but hopefully everything will carry on ok and I'm sure I will have plenty more questions
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The bacteria that forms your biological filter in a freshwater aquarium is different than in a brackish. Switching a freshwater system to a brackish one can cause a "cycle" while the old biofilter dies off and the new one takes hold. Hope this helps
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A small correction with that. BW tanks share the same beneficial bacteria as FW to a certain point. Raising the SG level by.002 per week won't crash your biobed. There is a danger zone when FW and SW bacteria merge and change over is must be taken VERY slowly as both exist at the same time (SG aprox 1.008).




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Considering my gsp is only a baby,just over 1" long what should I slowly be raising the salinity to?
Currently just using aquarium salt,the same as the shop was,but would like to move over to marine salt in the next few weeks and get things started properly.
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The SG level is a touchy subject.

It is really up to you. If you decide to go full marine that means all new equipment and live rock. It will be easier to maintain in the long run.

High BW means you can keep the same equipment but will spend more on marine salt as the water changes are considerably larger. More costly in the long run. It is something you'll really have to sit down and think about.




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