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Old 03-25-2014, 05:04 PM   #31
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Never Heard of the Seachem 3 step. Is it a pure ammonia type of thing?
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This is the 3 step I did
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It's not any source of ammonia. More like a conditioner. Go to ace an grab some pure ammonia, or use a cocktail shrimp.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:51 PM   #34
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1- I cycled using live rock and the seachem 3 step solutions.
2- salinity is 123
ph-8.3
alkalinity is 4.5
and everything else is 0
3- he got the signs the night I put him in the tank and died two days later
4- I had the first one 3 days and the second for 6 days

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Alright, my first suggestion is to do a TON of research on keeping saltwater tanks. There is a huge deficiency in basic knowledge (we've all been there at one point) which I will just throw out there is the primary reason your clowns died.

The clown you posted a pic of was HEAVILY infected which could indicate two different things. 1 - The fish was just brought into the store (likely the same exact day you bought him) and placed into a HEAVILY infected tank which caused him to get a huge infectious load of the parasite without allowing for time for the bumps to develop. or 2 - the fish was very sick when you bought him. There are both the ich spots and what seems to be either a bad wound or an ulcer on his side neither of which are going to develop in a single day.

For the record this is what a healthy clown fish should look like:


Some links to look at:
Cycle your salt tank - Aquarium Advice
Curing live rock? I didn't even know it was sick! - Aquarium Advice

Ideally ich should never kill a fish unless something goes really really wrong. Currently my tank has had it for nearly a year and I haven't had more than 1 or 2 spots show up at once in the past 9 months or so.
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Here is another link that may you help you out in cycling your tank.
Ammonia will feed bacteria to reproduce more bb. The byproduct is Nitrite which is toxic. Once you have enough bacteria this Nitrite will be consumed by another kind of bacteria and the byproduct is Nitrate which is less harmful. It takes about a week or 2 to cycle with raw shrimp. Nitrite will spike in about a week and once it goes down Nitrate will go appreciably high. You do large water change and then you are ready to introduce fish in your tank.

Cycling a New Saltwater Aquarium Without Using Fish - Options For Keeping Fish Out of Harms Way

Edit: The problem is that ich is still present in your tank and probably in the rocks too.
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