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Old 10-28-2002, 07:10 PM   #11
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ammonia is alk is 3.4
i do have a mag350 canister filteron my tank
and i did a 30 gal water change last weekend and i do 5 gal every other week
What you say above confuses me. Are you saying both your ammonia and your alk is at 3.4? Or did you mean ammoinia is ?? and alk is 3.4 I am guessing the later.

Have you cleaned the 350 mag? Do you run carbon in the mag? if so when is the last time you replaced that?

Do you recall anything that you would have added to the tank lets say in the last 6 months? Any change in cleaning habits in that specific room?

This is a great mystery.
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Old 10-28-2002, 07:32 PM   #12
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Do you use any of the Marc Weis products? When was the last fish added?

Red Sea Kits tend to be low end product line, I would first see if there was a problem with the kits (I know, I know...4 months, but humor me). I believe running a low level of nitrite for 4 months would have caused all ick hell to break loose in that tank, if not just outright burned the gills off the fish. I do not think your nitrite level is as high as you think it is. I think your corals are having other difficulties. The plate coral (heliofungia) is not real surprising, they tend to have a track record similar to gonipora. The open brain...what is near it? How close? Where is it located in the tank? I'm gonna take a look at your site, after dinner, maybe I'll have some more ideas. I'm sorry about all the questions, but that's kinda the way it works, one of us will end up asking the right question and then one of us will have an epiphiny and then your problem will be fixed
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Old 10-28-2002, 07:38 PM   #13
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was the 30 gal water change levels same as the tank.. i mean exact? If not that could affect corals if there was a salinity or temp change.. Just a thought..


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my ammonia is 0
and alk is 3.4 sorry about that 1
and my last thing i added in the last 6 months is my lion fish
hes about 4 to 5 in long

my corals where dieing befor the water change
i used 3 diff test kits 2 of my own and 1 at the lfs and they all tested the same
they all r red sea test kits
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Old 10-28-2002, 08:48 PM   #15
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i replaced the carbon a few weeks ago and clean it out every 2 weeks dont look bad when i clean it
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Old 10-28-2002, 08:52 PM   #16
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You know...

It could be simply the fact that your selection of fish are growing. when they were smaller they produced less waste but as they have grown (haven't they ?) they are producing more waste and in result simply overloading your tank?


its a possibility.


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What, How much and how often are you feeding the lionfish?
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i feed him 3 times a week frozen salad shrimp and freeze dryed krill
about 4 to 5 pieces each time
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i feed him 3 times a week frozen salad shrimp and freeze dryed krill
about 4 to 5 pieces each time
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That could be your problem, but I doubt it. I wouldn't feed a lion, more than twice per week, and I'd probably only feed him once. That is alot of food at one time as well.

I think you might be getting a false reading. Please tell me what you dose in the tank, and how ofte. Include brand names too please.
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