So I had my tank up and running for a little over 4 months. 36gal corner bow front. Everything was running just fine but then I got the itch, I had 24lbs of live rock in the tank but that wasn't enough for me. Yesterday I decided to get 12 lbs more of the same rock from the same guy I had bought the previous rock. He has a 300gal tank with all kinds of fish from where he pulls the rock (hense the thing should be cycled).
So I bought the 12lbs for $50, went home and put it the tank. right away the blue hippo tang and the two fire fish didnt like that move.
this morning I woke up checked the water parameters and both nitrites and nitrates were very high. I fed the fish and the hippo and fire fish were no where to be seen. I moved the rock once more and found them all dead.
Now my wife is mad at me for getting the rock and extremely mad for killing the fish.
So now the $50 live rock also cost me $40 tang, and two $20 fire fish totaling $130 and a tore down tank that I have to deal with when I get home from school.