Ok, I had a 90 gallon reef tank. My heater exploded Sunday and sent plastic into pump which was smoking and leached some kind of oil into water.
I saved what fishand critters I could... so far I have lost a shrimp and about 7 fish. I rinsed corals in saltwater and currently they are all in a small tank. looking puny but ok.
I rinsed my live rock which smelled like kerosine till it did not smell in treated tap water. I rinsed out my deep sand bed and tank about 6 times with regular water. i have refilled my tank with rodi
and put my live rock back in tank along with some carbon and a poly filter.
My question is this ( think I already know the answer) will my tank have to go through a total cycle? today i did find one nassarius snail in the big tank. (hope Blooms) will my live rock have maintained enough bacteria to start the cycle? I do still have some hair algae on a rock.
Also anyone here familiar with filing a claim with marineland?
The mental anguish alone has been crazy!