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Old 07-06-2011, 11:56 AM   #11
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:21 PM   #12
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The food I have been using is "ocean nutrition brine shrimp and flakes" I bought some frozen food last night but haven't fed them that yet. Its definitely not old though.

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Old 07-06-2011, 12:24 PM   #13
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I guess I'm leaning toward something in the water. Does everyone agree 50% water change is good. Do this all at once?
I would probably need another heater to do this right?
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:38 PM   #14
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Carey, I have a 1400 koralia powerhead, This is not too much for a 55 is it?
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:16 PM   #15
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LOL. I think it kinda is. If you just have the one and maybe angle it right it might work out ok. I'm running 2 1400's in my 125g and its a water storm in there. LOL
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:34 PM   #16
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Try aiming the PH at the water surface.If your not comfortable changing that much water all at once do a bunch of small ones 5g every other day. You want match the water in the main tank Temp. ph. are the main thing Good luck
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Fish update.....I went to the fish store and bought an airstone. He said sometimes the hob filters don't get good oxygen exchange. I ran that all last night. Woke up this morning and the coral beauty was laying on it's side on the sand, hardly moving. So I don't think it is the powerhead or an oxygen issue.
I changed 15 gal of water this morning. He actually perked up and swam around a little but now just hiding in a corner at the bottom (but upright). The clown is also sitting at the bottom of the tank and not swimming very much.
I'm hoping this works out... Thanks for the suggestions. I will probably keep doing 5 gal changes from this point on.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:31 PM   #18
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My fish were doing the samething, not swimming much and everyone hanging around at the bottom of the tank. I had just done a 15g water change and cleaned the tank.

Turned out my Nirates had jumped from nearly 0 to 160ppm. I did a 50% water change right then and two more 20g changes over the next couple days. The little guys started perking up once I got the nirates down to around 60ppm and were back to there normal selfs once I get it to around 20.
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:28 PM   #19
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New theory.
Could it be that my pseudochromis is secretly attacking my other fish at night and causing them to hide and be stressed? The coral beauties fins are pretty nipped up. I was wondering if it could have been the hermits also, bc he was lying on the ground all morning. One of the clowns fins look bit also.

I don't know if you can see his fins in the attachment but that's where he has been hanging out the last 3 days.
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Im still leaning toward the water have you checked the Alk and the ph. as you said once you changed out 15 g they perked up a bit and check for nitrAtes also as they can creep up fast How are the fins on the pseudochromis are they torn also?
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