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Old 12-26-2012, 11:42 AM   #571
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Wow, sorry to hear that man. Ill assume parameters are fine, any odd things considered like voltage or damsels rising up to bully?
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:13 PM   #572
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Yup, levels are standard, I don't use a heater so that's out, hand was in the tank and no voltage feeling. Pump and lights running normally. The rise of the damsels is still in the running...although both fish were clean with no marks. Even the CUC was nowhere to be found which was quite odd. The only correlation between the two fish is their diet. Both eat ghost shrimp. Maybe had some type of poison in them by accident from LFS.

I don't know, which seems common among the fish death threads. I'll update if I find anything out. I'm out running errands now, so I'll be this afternoon before I'm home again.

Thanks guys for your sympathy.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:50 PM   #573
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Update: the small domino damsel is missing as well. One more piece of the puzzle.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:40 PM   #574
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Wow Tim so so sorry that is a big time bummer
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:30 PM   #575
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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's.

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.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:58 PM   #576
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A bad batch of shrimp was my first thought since it's more than one fish gone . This is so not cool man. Are you still planning to keep this an angler tank ?
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:21 PM   #577
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It'll be awhile before getting another. $180 is a tough loss, especially when I don't know the cause yet. I'd like to keep another angler for sure, just will be later than sooner.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:23 PM   #578
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I'm sorry for your loses... Man that sucks. I know what you mean about the money too. When I lost my Aussie tusk ($250)... I was mortified. My favorite fish and somehow it died. But you inspired me. I'm going to get an angler for my new 180g. I'll be pming you a lot for advice. Once again, I'm sorry...
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:48 PM   #579
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Thought I'd show some of the coral growth over the last few months.

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Before and after? When where the befores taken?
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