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Old 05-16-2014, 10:59 PM   #11
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Apologies if I came off as rude, just trying to figure out what the source of the problem could be.

If your tank is 3 months, and you do regular WCs, I don't think a bit of overstocking could be the source of the deaths. Could you specify, where did the nitrates come from that gave you the high reading? That is prob what killed them.

Also, how is the tank doing now?

May I ask what salt mix you're using? Do you know the alkalinity of your tank? If it went for a long time without a wc, the dropping alkalinity is probably what caused your significant ph drop.
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Old 05-17-2014, 03:03 AM   #12
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How long ago did the nem die? If it was recent that could be the culprit. They are poison (literally) to a tank especially a small on when they kick the bucket.
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:35 AM   #13
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I would do a wc 1-2 a week (25%). I believe there was uneaten food. The clown fish seem fine. It may have been due to be topping off the water salinity being so high and me topping with ro water. In currently using nutri water premise ocean water. I don't have an ro/ system and honestly prefer this water to be no mixing needed at all. The anemone died about a month ago it can't be that. What do I guys suggest I do . I want to recycle and start fresh. I have to replace the whole water and possibly the filters z but that will entail me starting the whole process again. I wish to clean the live rocks bc I have purple coraline growing and also green hair algae( how to I go about cleaning the rocks can I use tap water or the tabks water?!!) The sand is absolutely disgusting. I may toss it and use crush corals or reef crystals . What's a good and effective water test kit.Because I use the api $20 test kit. I need something that has accurate reading. Since it's a small tank it's hard to detect something wrong or if I do I literary have no window of oppurtintiy to adjust it?!?!
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:37 AM   #14
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Sorry for the typo and grammar my phone has a tendency to autocorrect on it's own lol
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Old 05-17-2014, 03:10 PM   #15
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Were you to topping off with fresh or salt water?

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Old 05-17-2014, 04:10 PM   #16
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I use ro water... To top off
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Old 05-17-2014, 04:28 PM   #17
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when you say topping off

are you using fresh water ro or is it mixed meaning salt

topping with salt is a no no

unless its a full fledged water change
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red your on the same trail lol
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Old 05-17-2014, 05:42 PM   #19
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When I do a wc I add nutri ocean water. The water is already mixed with salt with and prepare . So I dont have to mix n process saltwater . The hydrometer salinity level was really high so I had to put ro water.. ( not mixed just water in the tank).
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Fish are all dead!!

Kinda sounds like the frequent salinity swings may of stressed them.
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