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Old 01-04-2013, 06:31 PM   #1131
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Oh no!! I'm so sorry the damsel is dying too. I don't know what you can do about the PVC cement.

It seems weird that the hermits are doing fine. Here's what happened to me with freshwater-

I got a tank off of Craigslist. Cleaned everything put stuff in it, filled it, made sure it was cycled. Time to add fish! Feeder goldfish- added 5, they all died. Next I added some other fish- rummy nose tetras- 7. 5 died. Neon tetras - 5. I think all of them died. Anyway, my husband called it the tank of death. I think the LFS was going to stop selling me fish. Added more fish, tetras or platys... I don't remember. Finally the fish stopped dying. I have no idea what the problem was. I lowered my pH. That's the only thing I could think of.

Saltwater- live rock and all that jazz, tank cycled. Added hermits, snails, emerald crab. All fine! Clown goby- died. Clown goby 2- died. Clown goby 3- died. I blame poor stock. All my levels are fine. Corals are fine. I've been fishless since October or so. I needed to make sure my system was free of Ich. The last clown goby lasted a week but then developed Ich. Ugh.

Either your water is poisoned from the PVC cement or your LFS has very poor quality stock. That's all I can think of. I hope this problem gets solved quickly!
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:34 PM   #1132
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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. :/
I hope so too Dan .
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:42 PM   #1133
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Well I'm getting ready to walk into my LFS and ask some questions. All of the fish that are in my 29G are from the same place so I dunno if its stock.. maybe I just had bad luck with what I picked out. Who knows.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:31 PM   #1134
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Well they said they had a problem with the damsels a few weeks back but nothing since and nothing with the chromis. But honestly, r they really gonna tell me if there was a problem, no.

So anyways, they told me to put a poly filter pad in my sump and see if it pulls anything out. (Ex: pad changes blue, means I have copper in my tank)

Guess we'll see how it goes. Plus my Damsel isn't dead YET so who knows, maybe he's just getting used to the tank, I dunno
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:21 PM   #1135
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Well they said they had a problem with the damsels a few weeks back but nothing since and nothing with the chromis. But honestly, r they really gonna tell me if there was a problem, no.

So anyways, they told me to put a poly filter pad in my sump and see if it pulls anything out. (Ex: pad changes blue, means I have copper in my tank)

Guess we'll see how it goes. Plus my Damsel isn't dead YET so who knows, maybe he's just getting used to the tank, I dunno
Let us know how that pad works.

I'd have thought the hermits would be sensitive to copper...
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:23 PM   #1136
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Let us know how that pad works.

I'd have thought the hermits would be sensitive to copper...
Maybe they r, that was just an example I was giving. So far the pad hasn't changed at all.
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Wait, you said something wasn't safe about the PVC cement? What wasn't safe about it? Is this still on the system?
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Wait, you said something wasn't safe about the PVC cement? What wasn't safe about it? Is this still on the system?
No, the company said it wasn't recommended for aquatic life but I've read on a bunch of diff forums of people having used the same exact kind and had no problems.

Tank is still up n running, I haven't done anything to it
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I found a thread on another forum recommending that cement back in 2006.

http://www.livingreefs.com/pvc-glue-t1048.html
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I found a thread on another forum recommending that cement back in 2006.

http://www.livingreefs.com/pvc-glue-t1048.html
Exactly, thank you. So I almost wanna rule out the cement solvent.
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