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Old 01-04-2013, 05:41 PM   #1121
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Well I just got off the phone with "Oatey" which is the PVC Cement company. Turns out the kind I used isn't "aquatic safe" even tho it says Rain-R-Shine on the bottle. Customer service said its good enough for drinking water but not for aquatic life... FML
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:46 PM   #1122
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What did you use just regular purple primer and PVC cement? If so its fine . I used that on all my tanks and its been over a year with no issues.
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:51 PM   #1123
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Now THAT'S a nightmare. Man, I don't even know what to say. I'd be devastated. So awful. My heart goes out to you.
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:53 PM   #1124
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What did you use just regular purple primer and PVC cement? If so its fine . I used that on all my tanks and its been over a year with no issues.
I used just Rain-R-Shine PVC Cement, no purple primer.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:01 PM   #1125
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Never heard of that type . It might not be ok then. Does it say it has any anti mildew stuff or anything like that on it ?
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:04 PM   #1126
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Never heard of that type . It might not be ok then. Does it say it has any anti mildew stuff or anything like that on it ?
I cant find anything on there like that, I found a Thread from way back in 2003 on here and someone said "rain-r-shine is fine to use"

See whats wierd to me is that the fish are all dying. i put 4 hermits in there a few days back and as far as i can see, theyre all still alive. ?????
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:11 PM   #1127
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Are these all chromis ? From the same tank at the Lfs? I assume you acclimated them all the same way. Could have been collected with the use of harsh chems. That is all I can really think of. Also did you happen to ask when the lfs got them in?
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:14 PM   #1128
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Are these all chromis ? From the same tank at the Lfs? I assume you acclimated them all the same way. Could have been collected with the use of harsh chems. That is all I can really think of. Also did you happen to ask when the lfs got them in?
i had 6 Chromis from the same tank at the LFS but theyre all dead.

Now i have a Yellowtail Damsel in the sump to see if he can survive and as of right now, it looks like he'll be dead by tonight, maybe tomorrow morning.

The chromis werent drip acclimated but the damsel was(for a lil over an hour) and no i didnt ask when the LFS got them in, they get orders in weekly.
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Ok well I don't see any reason for them to die besides bad stock or bad collection . Your parameters are fine so it isn't that .Imo there are a few good questions that should always be asked before fish purchase.how long have they had it(never buy fish that havent been there for less than a week, it can take that long for the chems they use to wear off) .what is it eating and how often ? I know it isn't an answer of why but hopefully it will help in the future.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:27 PM   #1130
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Ok well I don't see any reason for them to die besides bad stock or bad collection . Your parameters are fine so it isn't that .Imo there are a few good questions that should always be asked before fish purchase.how long have they had it(never buy fish that havent been there for less than a week, it can take that long for the chems they use to wear off) .what is it eating and how often ? I know it isn't an answer of why but hopefully it will help in the future.
well i hope youre right bc if this tank needs to get redone, its gonna be a VERY long time until its back up and running. :/
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