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Old 03-08-2005, 10:59 PM   #11
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Tim, are you ever going to stop by??? :P
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I have heard of deaths occuring from garden hose use....some appear to be treated with chemicals that will harm fish.
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I have one of those white, marine hoses used only for the tank. I'd stay away from a regular garden hose.
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Maybe that was it then. But that doesnt explain why the inverts and the mandarine werent effected. Thats the weird part of the crash. All parameters are in line, huge die off with in an hour, but my most delicate fish and the inverts are all fine.
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I still can't believe with the size system you have that this was the culprit. Maybe is a small 20 gallon tank, but a 175?
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Well...I think I'm just going to assume that it was a random fluke. The water is spec'ing out fine. The hair alge is die'ing off (because I cut the lights back to 4 hrs a day.) and I havent lost any more fish.

Kurt...now back to my original question on the other thread. To sift or not to sift?
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IMO, I wouldn' get the stars for the beforementioned problems.
I would do the pod recharge and add a bunch of sand sifting snails.
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Yes Ive heard of companies coating garden hoses with pesticide, to keep the lil buggers out of them during shipping and storage. I was warned about this when I first got into Saltwater 5 years ago. Now I dont know if its true, but it is something Ive heard.
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Kurt,

I'm assuming that you meant sand sHifting snails..not sifting....and I think thats what were going to do as well.

Luxor,

If that were the case I really believe that it would have most definately killed the inverts before it killed a hearty fish like my 4 year old yellow tang.
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I'm assuming that you meant sand sHifting snails
LOL, I forget you are a stickler about that. :P
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