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Old 02-14-2012, 02:56 PM   #1
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Hey guys so I woke up this morning to see my longnose hawkfish dead and my hermits eating him. All my other fish and corals seem perfectly normal. He has been acting a lil wired this past week not really swimming around and eating as much as usual. Now I have two questions any ideas of what could of happened? Also he's in the back of the tank behind all the rock I can just see it through a hole in the rocks should I take it out or just let my cuc do there job? Also my parameters are all 0 and no signs of any diseases or infections
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:38 PM   #2
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How is your pH? The only time I had fish die, it was a pH problem. Started with one fish, then the rest started to get sick. Lost 4 fish before I knew it. I would take him out. Could start a nitrogen problem.
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:44 PM   #3
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I don't have a pH test...how should I test for that? Should I just take my water to my lfs?
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:47 PM   #4
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I always just take it in to my lfs. We have a testing kit, but it is not very accurate. I would just take a sample in to the store and let them know that a fish bit the dust and you are trying to figure out why.
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:06 PM   #5
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I use test strips, a little pricey but pretty accurate, and they also test for nitrite, nitrate,and alkalinity .
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Or invest in a p. h. Monitor
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:41 PM   #7
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Yea I'm currently saving up to get a RKE or a Neptune Apex
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I use test strips, a little pricey but pretty accurate, and they also test for nitrite, nitrate,and alkalinity .
Test strips are very inaccurate actually. Liquid test kits are much better.
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Yea I have liquid test for ammonia nitrites nitrates calcium KH phosphates but haven't got the ph test yet...I use all API testing products
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:30 PM   #10
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Usually on point or close to my p h monitor ,
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