I have a 4ft 260l tank, with a small yellow tang, small box fish, small copperband, 5 green chromis, 1 yellow tailed damsel and a blue cheek goby. My clean up crew is currently 1 cleaner shrimp, 1 hermit crab and an emerald crab (although haven't seen him for a couple of days).
In the last couple of days 2 turbo snails have died, and this morning a cleaner shrimp was dead too.
I added the copperband on Tuesday.
My water is:
Amm 0.05 - 0.1mg/l
I have done a 5% water change this morning (ran out of ro
water), will do some more later so its a 10%
Last week water perams were fine so I guess its adding the copperband that's made it go up, but any ideas why the snails should have died (befor e copperband went in) and the shrimp too?
Do I need to do water changes daily until nitrites and ammonia comes down?
How do I get the pH back up, it was 8.2 last week.
Could all of the above explain why button polyps aren't opening at the moment too?
The water has gone a bit cloudy too. Not sure what to do about that either.
Sorry it's so many questions but better one post than lots. My tank has only been going since November so I'm new to this and up til now things seemed ok.