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Old 07-05-2013, 10:21 AM   #1
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Dead Bug type things in marine tank

Have a lot of dead crustacean like things in my tank , anyone could possible know what they could be ? Could they be harmful to my tank ?
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:59 AM   #2
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Those are pods. You sure they are dead? They are beneficial to your clean up crew.
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:05 AM   #3
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Yeah they are just floating around!
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:06 AM   #4
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Is the tank cycling?
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:16 AM   #5
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Tank been running for 3 years

Nitrite 0
Ammonia 0
Ph 8.3
Nitrate 25 high I know
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Might just be a pod die off. They can handle the nitrates...anything change recently?
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:29 AM   #7
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Nothing at all just added a different skimmer , and moved the live rock around and added few different fish
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:32 AM   #8
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That is still pretty major. Basically removed filtration since the skimmer will need time to tune itself in normally, kicked up a ton of gunk from moving the rocks, and increased the bioload of the tank. Probably explains why you had an odd pod die off and "higher" nitrates, which you pointed out previously.

Sounds like business as usual. Water changes to get the nitrates down.
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:40 AM   #9
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Alright thanks for that , another thing I added a scopas tang in today and its not agreeing with my yellow tang they keep fighting with each other , any ideas on what I should do ?
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Turn the lights off for a few hours. I have both in my tank and there will be some scuffling but they will be ok in a day or two.
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