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Old 04-01-2006, 06:04 PM   #1
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Ammonia Spike-PH low...HELP

Hey all,

I had a cleaner shrimp disapear on Tuesday. I checked the params becuase I was worried and the results were

Temp-76
Specific Gravity-1.021
PH-7.4
Ammonia-.25
Nitrite-0
Nitrate-0
Phoshpate-0
Calcuim-240

I did a 15%PWC on Wednesday. I did not locate any remains of the shrimp.

I checked the PH and Ammonia on Thursday AM and everything was good.
I added Kent Liquid Calcium on Friday.

This morning, I did a another water test and the results were the same.

Tank Specs are
37G; 55# LR, 25# LS, 1 Coral Beatuy, 1 Dottyback, 1 Damsel
2 open brain corals and 1 colt coral.

I am going to add some PH buffer and some more liquid Calcium..

Corals look good but the fish are not swimming as normal.

Please help......THANKS
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Hi john. How long has your tank been up and running? Also, what kind of salt mix do you use, and how old is it? What was your last addition?
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Tank has been running for 8 months. My last fish addition was the Coral Beauty in Dec.

I added the first open brain (green) in Jan, Colt Coral in Februaury and the second open brain about 3 weeks ago.
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I think some PWC are in order to get your tank back. This will lower ammonia and raise calcium. Forall of those corals you`ll need higher PH and calcium and lower ammonia.
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