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Lmecher

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Anyone that can advise me?
I fed a blue crab lastnight. It was messier than usual. I got up this morning to do a water change. I tested this tank along with my 120. I have .50 ammonia. I am performing enormous water change but I have the 120 (anyone familiar with my 120 set up?) should I transfer her now. I am worried that I won't be able to get the amonia down fast enough. She is looking very good, changing colors, eyes not dialated and active, no heavy breathing. Should I keep her in the 50 or transfer her. Sorry I am rambling but I am scared and in panic mode.
 

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After 30 gallon water change it is down to .25
Wow, nobody around? New tank is looking like my best bet at this point. I may transfer later on when I get an extra pair of hands.
 

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I think I would transfer. At this point her eating needs are exceeding the smaller volume tank and you will likely be fighting this constantly.
 

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:oops: I misspelled ammonia in the thread title!
Thanks D, Tonmo has been a ghost town most of the day. I can always count on you!
I am glad you confirmed what I had been thinking. Once I actually capture her acclimating will be difficult, sure she'll crawl out of what ever I put her in. I will match the PH a closley as I can. I will not be begining the transfer until she comes out on her own, still hold up on her den. I keep checking to see if she is breathing.:indiffer:
I will keep the camera handy and snap a few shots. I'll feel much better with her out of that tank. I was so terribly worried this morning, I had to take a few deep breaths to calm down. If I lost her I would be devastated and heart broken.
 

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Summers do get a bit slow with people on vacation or out of school. Title fixed. Keep us posted on her reactions to her new tank.
 

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I posted the transfer of Diablo with photos in her journal. I am happy to report everything went smoothly and she is doing fine.

Thank you D for fixing my error : )
 

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