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Old 12-20-2010, 07:59 AM   #21
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^^^ thank you, im learning new things everyday so i can only hope for the best.

i picked up 25lbs of live rock from a local owner who had a wonderful 180gal set up. $3/lb isnt that bad IMO



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Old 12-20-2010, 08:49 AM   #22
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no, it's not a bad price at all. congrats. you're on your way. i would test the water a few times this week and see if those numbers get any better.
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Old 12-20-2010, 08:45 PM   #23
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and todays test results are...

1.023

Ammonia - .5ppm
Nitrate - 5ppm low range
Nitrite - .1ppm

should i do a PWC? if so what amount?
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Old 12-20-2010, 10:46 PM   #24
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na..give it a couple days and see is the ammonia leaves on it's own.
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:04 PM   #25
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what a wonderful way to come home from work to see that the mollys i left in the tank have clownfish disease(Brooklynella)... i think.

ones tail is frayed, white stuff on both fish ( or from what i was reading is the open scales?), and one fish has a mucus hanging off its tail.

i immediately took them out of the tank and into another.
is my live rock still going to be ok?
is my entire tank infected now?

with all do respect to the fish, my main concern is the tank since i put much more time/money into.
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:03 PM   #26
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hye tnice....if u took them out of tank, where did u put them..??
with no pic, i assume it might be ich....u can either quarantine it or soak some food with garlic...if your mollys act normally, and eat normally, u can just feed them with some fish food which is already soak with garlic...

yes...definitely your tank is infected but your LR is doing fine...the ich bacteria will need fish to be their hosts....once u have took your mollys out of tank and quarantine, 6-8weeks of time that bacteria in DT will die starving...but quarantine fish would only make them stress....fish have their own imune system....try to feed them with garlic+food and let them fight for it....do some frequent water change would also help....JMO
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:43 PM   #27
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i put the fish in a 2.5gal tank i had laying around.

from reading the symptoms online im pretty sure its Brooklynella.

would raising the temp to mid 80 degrees F help kill the bacteria like it does for freshwater?

6-8 weeks
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i don't think raising the temp to the mid 80s will work.
just cycle the tank without any fish, which should take about a month.
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:43 AM   #29
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good thing school is starting up after new years to keep me preoccupied. haha

should i worry about the infestation in the tank or am i overacting and just let it cycle? worry about the disease later...?
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just let it cycle...as i said, if ich problem u are facing now, its need hosts to live.....
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