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Old 01-04-2013, 11:43 AM   #1111
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The chaeto does look pretty brown in that pic. I usually have little bits that turn brown and die but never the whole ball.

Sorry if I missed this earlier cause I just joined in, but what type of light is in your fuge?
If thats indeed chaeto then its dead id remove it
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:29 PM   #1112
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But how do we know its dead and not just brown algae? I mean my entire fuge is covered in brown algae right now

The light is a Full daylight spectrum bulb(I forget specifics) but its a cheap fixture from Lowes.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:34 PM   #1113
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But how do we know its dead and not just brown algae? I mean my entire fuge is covered in brown algae right now

The light is a Full daylight spectrum bulb(I forget specifics) but its a cheap fixture from Lowes.
Chaeto is green There are brown algaes but chaeto is not one
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:49 PM   #1114
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Chaeto is green There are brown algaes but chaeto is not one
No I know that. I mean brown algae covering it???
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:47 PM   #1115
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No I know that. I mean brown algae covering it???
Looks dead to me if you shake it does the brown come off? If not its dead i never really seen chaeto get covered in algae so imo its dead id replace it judging by what i see
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:48 PM   #1116
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Looks dead to me if you shake it does the brown come off? If not its dead i never really seen chaeto get covered in algae so imo its dead id replace it judging by what i see
And if it is dead probably releasing nutrient back into water
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:01 PM   #1117
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Gotcha, okay well I go get another handful from my LFS today
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:04 PM   #1118
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Something's wrong. I can catch this guy with my bare hand. He puts up no fight whatsoever. Testing water now.

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Old 01-04-2013, 05:32 PM   #1119
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Salinity 1.025
Ammo 0ppm
Nitrite 0ppm
Nitrate 5-10ppm
pH 8.1
Temp 77-78°
Phos 0ppm
kH 11°
Calc 460ppm
Mag 1460-1480ppm

Numbers wise, my tank should be pretty awesome but for some reason, 7 fish went in and so far 6 have died and 1 is on it's last leg.

Anyone have any idea as to what's going on??
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:38 PM   #1120
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Hey dude I'm having the same exact problem. I've lost a handful of fish but my corals are fine. The only fish still alive is my 1 clown I got back in October. I have no idea what's causing it. We need to find out
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