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

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 11-03-2011, 04:39 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 387
Need ideas for 75g tank that just died :(

So I had a 75 gallon fowlr that was just about to be turned into a reef tank when, lo and behold, the great late october snowstorm hits the northeast, turns out my power, and kills off more or less everything in the tank (I was without power until earlier today, so thats 5 days).

Fish are all dead except for a hippo tang who seems to have brain damage (keeps ramming into the side of the tank now), a cleaner shrimp survived, and most of my cleanup crew seems to be alive still.

So the question is, how "starting over" do I need to go? Will my rock still be ok? What killed the fish was the temperature I'd imagine, as the temp went down into the 50s in the tank. I didn't have a lot of fish, so while sad the loss wasn't the start of financial ruin, whereas the several hundred dollars in live rock would be.

If its not gonna be okay, any advice for something unique I can drop in there (obviously after emptying, cleaning, and starting over)? I was thinking of retracting to freshwater and going with cichlids, which I've done before, but I'd really like something DIFFERENT. I know my tank is too small for any of the true sharks...what about small octopus varieties and/or rays/guitar fish of some kind?

Any thoughts and advice would be appreciated.

bighabeeb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2011, 04:43 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
Scotty09's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 315
Sorry to hear bout ur tank

Scotty09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2011, 06:18 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 14
I feel so sorry. I think I need to get a power back up since ur story. Since all ur fish died , there will be ammonia etc you might wanna do a 30% water change weekly. All your filter and skimmer etc must be on while. After 2or 3 weeks, water should be find( water test weekly).
Live rock shouldn't be a problem you can leave them in, as long as there a tiny part survived, with your power head still can grow.
Michaelis88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2011, 10:14 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 387
Well its looking like the tank MAY survive. Did a water test last night and, despite having a couple of dead ones that I can't find, ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates are all still at either zero or trace amounts. I added a couple of hermits to hopefully clean up the mini-cemetary I have going on, and will keep an eye on things...but maybe, just maybe, it's just going to be fish loss. Sad, but thankfully I only had a small number of fish in there.
bighabeeb is offline   Reply With Quote

75g, die, died, tan

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nano Tank Ideas tiguardo Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 13 10-30-2011 10:54 PM
Any ideas on how to decorate a biorb round tank Ahmed dada DIY Projects 14 10-22-2011 02:50 PM
Ideas For 29 Gallon Community tank freddiefish14 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 23 09-27-2011 11:51 PM
Fish Ideas for 55g African Tank? StevesPrettyCool Cichlid Discussion 14 09-22-2011 01:16 PM
Advice on newish (and first) tropical/fresh 10 gallon... FoxGlove Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 2 07-25-2011 12:22 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:02 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.