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Old 07-06-2015, 02:05 PM   #11
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What are you using to test your parameters? Maybe those are not accurate?

Are these fish showing any signs of disease?


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Old 07-06-2015, 02:09 PM   #12
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IMO that's a short acclimation. I drip all my saltwater (and some freshwater) critters at least 2 hours. 3 for inverts.

I'll let the more knowledgeable salty guys take a swing though.


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Alright thank you! Do you still think it could be acclimation causing their death a month later?


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Old 07-06-2015, 02:12 PM   #13
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Fish always dying!!!

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What are you using to test your parameters? Maybe those are not accurate?

Are these fish showing any signs of disease?


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I'm using the API Marine Test.

The coral beauty seemed to have lymphocytis, and I think he got a secondary infection from it.
(He just died this morning)
I've had one just never start eating and another die from flukes despite treatment.

And my cardinals just became weak and died with no sign of disease.


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Sounds more like sick and weak fish from the lfs than anything, rather than improper acclimation.


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Sounds more like sick and weak fish from the lfs than anything, rather than improper acclimation.


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Alright any ways to get pass this? I've tried 5 different lfs already ugh and I try to pick healthy fish they tend to get sick about two weeks in. My parents aren't gonna let me get a quarantine tank 😐


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Observe the fish at the LFS for awhile before purchase. I've watched fish for a couple weeks before buying before.
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Have you checked your pH at different times throughout the day? Maybe your haveing large pH swings over short periods of time.

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Maybe electric shock?

I have a pump and skimmer (no heater because they aren't any annual temperature swings that affect my tank more than one or two degrees) could be that, how can I check?


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Have you checked your pH at different times throughout the day? Maybe your haveing large pH swings over short periods of time.

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Ill check right now. I usually check after I turn the lights on, and my lights are off right now so maybe it's lower. What would u consider a significant pH swing that would cause death?


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