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

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-28-2005, 06:16 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: california
Posts: 120
Send a message via AIM to reefmaster
vacation disater

Well, when i got home this morning from my week hawaiian cruiz my cleaner shrimp was on the surface and my green chromie dead, my maroon clownfish alive, but barley i assume, and my capret anenome was shrunk to about the size of a silver dollar. Some alien-like algea on the sand that look like submarine bombs they are green.(like the ones in finding nemo near the submarine), and my leather coral bent over but appears to look much bigger.

My grandpa was supposed to take care of it for the week, nothing HARD to do, turn on lights and feed fish and then turn off lights, but i guess its to hard for him. (hes not that old 60-70 years old i guess)


I checked my nitrates and ammonia, everything seemed fine, but im still tryin to look for my ph packets, lol.

I got a couple questions.

1- What type of algea are the ones i described and how do i get rid of it.

2- my chromie died in the same place as my clown tang (which died 2 weeks ago kinda weird)
__________________

__________________
reefmaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2005, 11:44 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
lando's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Savage, MN
Posts: 7,889
Sorry for your loss. First things first, do a 20-30% PWC with aged SW.
Quote:
What type of algea are the ones i described and how do i get rid of it.
Hard to say without a picture. My guess is that it came from a combination of over feeding and the light being left on for a few days in a row. This is common with tank foster parents. They figure they will just dump in a bunch of food and leave the light on so they do not have to check on it every day. Temp could have also risen during this time contributing to the problems.
Quote:
my chromie died in the same place as my clown tang (which died 2 weeks ago kinda weird)
Most likely died someplace else and the current pushed the fish to that one spot.

For now, do your PWC, start running some fresh GAC and test for PO4 and NO3.
__________________
Some people are like slinkies...they serve no real purpose yet can still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs!:p
Have a great day! Brian
lando is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
vacation

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
disater strokes agian!!!! tropicfishman Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 05-12-2007 11:58 PM
Going on vacation Jaybird Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 15 07-22-2006 12:53 PM
So, I'm going on vacation... Hrafnkel Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 06-15-2006 05:16 PM
going for a vacation soon Diesel Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 05-22-2005 10:20 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.