Originally Posted by TheTodd
I would not think that the tank could cycle in a week, with just using filter media from another tank. That being said, clowns are generally pretty tough and some people use them for fish-in cycling. It's odd that they did not make it, yet everything else is okay. Seems like it would be the other way around.
I agree I thought the shrimp would a been lost if there was something wrong who knows.
Now I do have another question does the water chemistry change any with lights out I know I might sound crazy but they were fine and eating and swimming acting like clowns than lights out next morning two dead clowns. I'm going to the lfs
we got them from shortly to talk to the guy.
And I agree maybe the tank wasnt completely cycled but there was no spike I tested every morning. We also used the live reef sand that was also pose to help the cycle(the sand that has the water in the bag). But who knows. I don't know if you read the whole thread but I was trying to best cycle it in a manor I was told wud help speed it up. I just don't understand the fish died but the shrimp are ok. Please don't think I'm complaining that they made it but I just don't understand. Considering shrimp sensitive and clowns - pretty hardy
We do 6g change a week. How often should I change carbon, sponge, media balls. Going pick up more carbon today and sponges. Do I have to use the media balls? I've heard they are not so great for reef tanks.