Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-28-2013, 10:01 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 80
inverts die

HELP guys, every time I do a water change even 10% my snails die a few days later, also my sea urchin lasted a few changes but now he is dead as well, last I bought a condy he was great until I did a water change ( yesterday) this morning he is dying , the fish are always fine, levels are also fine>OK here we go I ( I know its wrong) but I use my well water for changes but I add the proper levels of salt, wait until the water clears and then slowly add the water, I have never had issues with fish doing this but this my first round with inverts, (OH by the way I have a fire shrimp and a cleaner shrimp and they have been perfect the whole time they even shed every 2 weeks which i think is a great thing) so please Help, some more info , I am using a canister filter fluval 404 for a 65 gallon tank, 2 power heads 50 lb of live rock, live sand 2 inch bed, the salt I use is instant ocean my level 1.025
thanks in advance
__________________

__________________
seabassi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 10:08 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Animal-Chin's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 1,315
Without some info like your parameters, age of tank, how much water youre changing Im going to have to guess there is something in your water doing it.
__________________

__________________
Animal-Chin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 10:08 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
forzaazzurri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 126
Quote:
Originally Posted by seabassi View Post
HELP guys, every time I do a water change even 10% my snails die a few days later, also my sea urchin lasted a few changes but now he is dead as well, last I bought a condy he was great until I did a water change ( yesterday) this morning he is dying , the fish are always fine, levels are also fine>OK here we go I ( I know its wrong) but I use my well water for changes but I add the proper levels of salt, wait until the water clears and then slowly add the water, I have never had issues with fish doing this but this my first round with inverts, (OH by the way I have a fire shrimp and a cleaner shrimp and they have been perfect the whole time they even shed every 2 weeks which i think is a great thing) so please Help, some more info , I am using a canister filter fluval 404 for a 65 gallon tank, 2 power heads 50 lb of live rock, live sand 2 inch bed, the salt I use is instant ocean my level 1.025
thanks in advance
I've given up keeping turbo snails because they are just too picky to water changes. Everything needs to match exactly, temp, salinity, etc.
__________________
forzaazzurri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 10:27 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 80
inverts die

I agree turbo snails are done with me, I have not checked the temp with water changes yet, only to the touch
thanks
__________________
seabassi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 11:10 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
AbsoluteFaye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Cream Ridge, NJ
Posts: 1,058
You should buy a copper test kit. Usually tap water has traces of copper. That'll kill inverts easily. I'd really advise to stop using tap water. Walmart sells gallons of ro/di water for about $.89. It's the bottles with the lime green caps. It'll say "made with reverse osmosis". I buy about 10-15 gallons for changes and use it for top offs too. My best guess is its the copper. You can't really remove it.
__________________
AbsoluteFaye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2013, 11:11 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
jeffaquarius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 1,933
Mix the salt water overnight and make sure it has same temp as your tank. Put air stone at least a couple of hours to your mix to have sufficient oxygen before slowly putting it in your tank. Never use tap water. Go to grocery store and get that RO water by gallons in that machine outside. Good Luck.
__________________
jeffaquarius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 06:43 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Pschmitt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Granada Hills, Ca
Posts: 250
You realley should invest in a RODI unit. Especially having a medium tank. I use IO as well. After my wc, I make more water and start mixing the salt (the new patch is mixing for a week) This way I will have saltwater ready for my next wc or have 5 gallons available for an emergency.
__________________
Pschmitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 06:53 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 80
inverts die

yes I am looking to that, from what I understand the medium size tanks are harder to maintain than a larger one?
Thanks
for the info
__________________
seabassi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 07:54 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Liberty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Tampa
Posts: 210
I never use freshly my salt water to the tank. I make the RO/DI let it sit for 24hours witha power head then add the the salt, again let it sit 24 or longer. I never turn the pumps off, put the new salt water in by the sock and drain from the display. Yes I might be pull a little of the new but not much at all IMO it works. I have 11 tubos and 15 zebras all doing great
__________________
Liberty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 08:34 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
Definitely mix your salt overnight and use a heater and a power head to mix it. Only change 20% or so and you should have no issues.
__________________

__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
die, inverts

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.