Hey all! I've been a lurker on this site since November, when I first started my build! The info on this site has been priceless!
So, my dilemma. My tank has been set up and running since mid-November, in my office at work. It has been an awesome learning experience, and I love that you HAVE to go slow because there is so much to learn! This past Tuesday morning I walked in to all of my fish being dead. ALL of my tests have never shown any amounts to speak of.
Quick tank specs, 75GAL RRw/ R-100 fuge. 1" sand bed, 70LB of live rock, RO
water for changes, Reef Crystals salt. Temp is always a steady 78-79 degrees, 1.025 SG
It was stocked with:
(2) Occelaris Clown Fish
(1) Royal Gramma (who I believe was a bully)
(1) Flame Angel
(1) Blue Hippo Tang (I know my tank is too small, but he's a small guy, and is planned to be moved along)
(1) Yellow Clown Goby
All dead Tuesday- they were alive at 8PM on Monday night. I had the LFS
come in and do testing on Tuesday (I regularly bring samples to them) and there was an elevated level of ammonia (.10ppm or less, likely due to die off) and same with nitrates. No abnormal fish behavior, no new additions to the tank for about a month, and at that it's been coral.
All of my coral survived (Green star polyp, pipe organ, duncan, zoo's) and also my two cleaner shrimp, emerald crabs and nassrius snails. LFS
thinks perhaps parasite that hosted on the fish- so we're going fish less for 7-10 days to give the parasite time to die off. Did a 20 GAL
water change Tuesday, will test and do another if necessary.