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Old 03-24-2014, 03:28 AM   #11
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You may want to leave the tank barren for two months to kill the life cycle of any type of parasite. If some type of cleaning chemical entered the tank it would most likely kill off all your tank inhabitants and or crash your tank. I'm leaning on it is more likely you had some parasites lurking. (Just my opinion...) Hope that when you do decide to place fish inside your tank you would quarantine your fish before placing them in the direct tank. You may avoid some nasty parasites from it! Highly recommend it. It might also help to choose fish that are less prone to getting ich... Hope this helps!
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My guess would be cleaning supplies from janitor like Windex for the glass and they don't know any better

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Old 03-24-2014, 03:50 AM   #13
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Chemicals will kill the fish way more rapidly than corals and inverts

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Old 03-24-2014, 03:59 AM   #14
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Mysterious Deaths!

My first thought was also some type of poison. Or along a similar vein of thought, but less sinister was a significant power outage.
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:02 PM   #15
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Another possibility could be a dead poison fish, like a tetrodon...
At a yacht club I'm associate, someone was fishing at the pier and has hookek a tedrodon and put it in the aquarium ( a 100G tank).The wounded fish died and its venon has killed all others fishes.
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My bet is somebody accidentally hit the tank with some windex or something like that. Even a tiny amount will kill the fish, but I would have thought it would have killed the inverts as well.

Could the power have gone off for a while? Sounds like it could have been a oxygen crash.
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Some insecticides have ddt and rotenona in its composition.Rotenona is taken from a vegetable formely used by the southamericans for fishing. It's possible to kill an entire school of fishes and they still keep edible.
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Yeah, mostly likely sounds like a chemical getting into the tank.
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Could the power have gone off for a while? Sounds like it could have been a oxygen crash.
Reading through I think Greg might be right. I would think the windex would kill inverts just as fast as fish.
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Reading through I think Greg might be right. I would think the windex would kill inverts just as fast as fish.

That's true, everything would have died by the windex...
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