Let me first say that this is my first attempt at salts. I have had many cichlids and other freshwater fish but this is my first salt attempt. I have read as much as possibly and thought that everything was well... it is not
My friend moved and gave me his 29 gallon tank w/ live rock and 4 fish. I kept about 70% of the water during the move and set everything up and all looked fine. THey fish were happy, swimming and had no issues.
I called my roomate to take a look at the salt levels since there was new water in there and he told me it was a little under 1.020 so he was going to add some...well it seems he added A LOT to the water mixture but it didn't even move the meter because i guess he had the meter there as it went and it didn't even phase it.
the water was very salty looking still but after about 4 hours when i returned home everything in the tank was dead. I purchased an anenomy at the lfs
on the way home, added it in the water and it died within 10 miutes. this is the ONLY thing i can think of that went wrong...
All the pH, nit, and water alkalidity levels test FINE. I have to buy a new hydrometer to today to check the levels because I don't think that one was accurate, is it possible for WAY to much salt. I'm trying to figure out what went wrong because I did everything by the book ad the to best of my abilities.
What could have possibly went wrong?