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Old 10-19-2013, 02:17 PM   #1
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Woke up to a super cloudy tank!

He picture doesn't do justice how cloudy my tank is. My test kit is out so I'm about to run to my LFS and I will post parameters soon and get water for a water change. Until then, any ideas what's going on?

Over the last week I have added a RTBA , a starry blenny, and a pound of Lr with coral.

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Old 10-19-2013, 04:02 PM   #2
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Just left LFS..... My levels are of the chain. Decree nitrites, my nitrates are in th 100s amonia off the chart only thing that right is my ph. Doing a 20% water change. Adding a pound of live sand, and a whole bottle if bio-spira, and hooking up a protein skimmer, I don't understand why this happening..
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any other tips? I used ammonia reducer too
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Old 10-19-2013, 05:11 PM   #4
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any other tips? I used ammonia reducer too
take everything you just bought, back to the store. i don't understand how your ammonia could be off the charts, is there anything in the tank that has gone missing? your going to have to do several large water changes to get all of the levels down. how old is the tank?
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Old 10-19-2013, 05:16 PM   #5
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Take back the bottle of chemicals? I already put it in they usually give good advice so I didn't have a reason not to trust there advice.
I just did a 20 and was going to do another tomorrow
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Everyone is accounted for and alive. The tank is about 8 months old
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Old 10-19-2013, 05:19 PM   #7
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Only thing I can think is a mini cycle from adding live rock but not enough added to cause you to be off the chart. Other than that as said above has anything died in there?
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Take back the bottle of chemicals? I already put it in they usually give good advice so I didn't have a reason not to trust there advice. I just did a 20 and was going to do another tomorrow
no not the chemicals, take back at least the anemone before it dies and "nukes" your tank. 20% water change? thats not going to do very much at all. unfortunately your going to need to do at least 3 50% water changes.
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Old 10-19-2013, 05:24 PM   #9
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Yeah I added a pound at the very most of Lr. Nothing I can think of has died. I even saw my sand sifting star this morning. Nothing seemed bothered by the cloudiness , not even the Nem, all the corals were open. But the cloudiness was getting worse by the minute . So I went and got my levels checked. They were rediculous, so ( as instructed by the LFS) I did a 20% water change , added a pound of live sand, a bottle of the bio spiro, and a capful of amonia reducer.
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no not the chemicals, take back at least the anemone before it dies and "nukes" your tank. 20% water change? thats not going to do very much at all. unfortunately your going to need to do at least 3 50% water changes.
I got the Nem at a frag swap....
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