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Old 07-06-2015, 12:25 AM   #1
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Fish always dying!!!

Hi, so I've had a 65 gallon FOWLR fish tank for 1 year 6 months

My parameters are
Ammonia: 0 ppm
Nitrites: 0 ppm
Nitrates: 10-15 ppm
PH: 8.0
Salinity: 1.025

I currently have
-1 ocellaris clown
-3 nassarius snails
-1 dying coral beauty that's refusing to eat now after having him for 3 weeks

Most of my fish last about 4 weeks before passing, expect my clown.
I've had 5 Cardinal bangaiis that died one after another, a one spot fox face that refused to eat and died, another fox face that died of flukes, and chromis.

I feed mysis, brine shrimp, bloodworms, and herbivore blends for any fish that eats seaweed/algae every other day.

I have a bioball sump with a octopus skimmer, 51 lbs of live rock, and 50 lbs of sand.

I drip acclimate

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Old 07-06-2015, 11:39 AM   #2
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Are you drip acclimating your fish?
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Sounds like PH/salinity shock.
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Are you drip acclimating your fish?

It says near the bottom drip acclimation is performed. My question is how long are you acclimating them?


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It says near the bottom drip acclimation is performed. My question is how long are you acclimating them?


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About an hour
Do you think it would be that my acclimation is wrong? If they pass, they tend to die about 2-4 weeks after I add them in


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Are you buying them off the internet? Fish that have been shipped recently are usually more stressed
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Sounds like PH/salinity shock.

When I drip acclimate, I always make sure salinity is the same when I add any fish in. I should probably start testing for pH, but I just assumed that the pH would be the same after acclimating for an hour


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Do you think it would be that my acclimation is wrong? If they pass, they tend to die about 2-4 weeks after I add them in


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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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