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Old 01-22-2013, 01:23 PM   #1
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Fish died when i added a new power head???

Has anyone else experienced this? I am assuming the new power head was too much and stressed him out. I only added a hydor koralia 1050 in the center of my 125g tank.
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Has anyone else experienced this? I am assuming the new power head was too much and stressed him out. I only added a hydor koralia 1050 in the center of my 125g tank.
That's a big tank, not sure that would effect it. I have a 1050 on my cichlid tank. And a MP10 at 70% on my Bio Cube 29.
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Your tank was majorly under powered in circulation. Maybe the new pump kicked up a lot of debris buildup which could cause an ammo and nitrIte spike which can/will kill your fish.
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Your tank was majorly under powered in circulation. Maybe the new pump kicked up a lot of debris buildup which could cause an ammo and nitrIte spike which can/will kill your fish.
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This makes more sense then "flow" killing your fish.
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Your tank was majorly under powered in circulation. Maybe the new pump kicked up a lot of debris buildup which could cause an ammo and nitrIte spike which can/will kill your fish.
Ahhhh that would make sense.
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If it was only one affected fish out of the rest of your fish, it could be pure coincidence.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:40 PM   #7
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when i changed powerheads my xenia tips turned white, but other than my ph dropping nothing else changed

i switched a 750 for 2x425
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That's more of a redistribution of flow than a noticeable increase in flow. I'm not convinced a nutrient spike large enough to kill a fish could be caused by that. Sorry you lost a fish.
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