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Old 02-13-2004, 09:08 PM   #1
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Recent Dwarf Angel(Coral Beauty)death 1 day after purchase.Also bought Chocolate Chip Starfish that is doing well.Parameters in 55gallon tank with 45 lbs live rock - pH 8.0 Ammonia 0 Nitrite 0 Nitrate 10
Salinity 1.0020 Temp 77 degrees

LFS thinks maybe a bacteria,Starfish and damsels,Royal Gramma and clownfish doing well.Also had past Flame Angel death 3 days after purchase,Yellow Tang lost color and died.Angels both at surface gasping before dying.

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hmm not an expert but maybe low oxygen in the water?
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Old 02-13-2004, 09:18 PM   #3
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why would all other fish be doing well
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Old 02-13-2004, 10:04 PM   #4
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i'd say that star had a nice meal.
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Old 02-13-2004, 10:24 PM   #5
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Tell us more about your tank
Size
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parameters (actual numbers)
List all live stock
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Old 02-13-2004, 11:26 PM   #6
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As stated in inital post 55 gallon 45 lbs Live rock 8.0 pH 0 Ammonia 0 Nitrite
10 Nitrates 1.0020 salinity 77degrees Temp
Fluval 404 Filter
1 False Perc.,1 Royal Gramma,1 Blue Damsel,1 Allen Damsel,1 Chocolate Chip Starfish,2 Turbo Snails and 3 small Hermit Crabs

All current livestock eating well,no signs of stress,whenever I add other fish....
Flame Angel,Coral Beauty,Yellow Tang I have bad luck
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Re-test that please, that's almost pure FW.

You have only a fluval 404 on a 55g tank? That ain't much, it very well could be oxygen deprivation.
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What would be reccomended to increase oxygenation?,LFS said Fluval was enough for circulation etc
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With the 404 it will be bogged down with media and head pressure. The rating those things are given are for when empty. I would suggest adding two Maji Jet 1200's to the tank as soon as possible.

When you got the 8.0 ph reading, what time of day was that tested and how is your alk level?

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pH reading at noon .not sure about alk level.Thanks for your advice on the Maji Jet 1200, will look for them today!!!!!
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