The other QT
sitting next to this one has been completely unused in these days. It was made with main tank water as well and has had a matching filter with bio-balls from the main running on it. The water in it is crystal clear and the badge, of course, looks perfectly yellow (zero).
I'm describing this because, faced with the death of the Scopas and knowing he was likely in there during at least part of the night, as well as the other problems I discussed with water clarity, etc., I decided this morning to move the Angel from the left QT
to the right.
Maybe this was a bad decision - but it seemed the fastest way to get to known good water parameters again. The temperature was a match, the SG
was virtually even and both initial Cupramine doses had been done on it already. I'm checking the copper level right now and it appears to be a bit under 0.5, but definitely not over. The pH on this QT
is also solid at around 8.4.
I decided to move the filter that has been running on the previous QT
to this one (swapped them) in hopes that any gains I've made on the biologicals from the running QT
would stay in place.
So, in a nutshell, we're looking at a system with:
Ammonia - 0
Nitrites - 0
pH - 8.4
- 1.022 - 1.023 (and I'm lowering this slowly)
- ~0.3 or ~0.4 right now
The now fishless previous QT
could be drained and re-established now, I suppose.
My other fish remain in the main until I've got a handle on this stuff. I hate losing time on getting the main fallowed - but I hate losing fish more.
Besides, they seem healthy and happy.
Where to next?
Linux: Because rebooting is for adding hardware.
90G acrylic/22G sump/TF100A skimmer
90lbs (45 liverocks.com & ~45 donated 14+ year old Fiji)
Imperator, D. Saddle Butterfly, 2 Percula Clowns, Cleaner Shrimp and an army of Hermits that never sleep