I've been going round and round trying to figure out the cause of the untimely tank deaths. I retested the water again tonight, just in case.
Temp - 80.1
Ammo - 0
Nitrite - 0
Nitrate - 0 (Yes, I have a picture to prove it.)
PH - 8.2 - 8.3
Phos - .01
Salinity - 1.0265 - 1.027
I didn't test Alk
or Calcium, but I hate to believe that those are off, with regular PWC
Double checked the submergible refugium light to see if it broke and was leaking voltage when its timer came on, but it looked fine. Stuck my hand in the tank while feeding and felt nothing out of the ordinary.
All other corals and fish appear happy and behaving accordingly.
I keep going back to the ghost shrimp simply for the fact that I know I fed the angler about 15, the hawk got 2-3 and the damsel in question fought the hawkfish for one as well. I remember laughing about it... That was on Christmas eve or the day before, that I fed them.
My last PWC
was a few days before that.
The only other thing that changed in the aquarium was about a week or two ago, I saw a bunch of snail eggs and a few days or a week later, there were about 50-60 actual snails crawling on the glass and on the rocks. I haven't looked for them since I saw them last. Don't see how that would be it, but just covering all the bases.