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Old 01-02-2013, 02:13 PM   #241
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Anyone have an idea on why my corals are fine but I can't keep fish!!! So upsetting. I lost 1 fox face, two 6 lines, 5 green chromis, 1 clown and a mandarin. The tang lasted 2 months. The clown and fox face about 1. Both six lines died within 2 or 3 days same with the chromis. Too many fish at once. They were at least introduced a month apart.
Did you piss off the fish gods?? Lol no im clueless very odd try getting fish from different lfs
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:27 PM   #242
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Lol I guess so. I've purchased fish from a couple different stores. The clown that's still alive believe it or not I got from petco back in October he's fine as of now. I got the 5 chromis from there too supposedly hardy fish but have been reading that some people are having troubles too. I went to 3 different stores and all fish died but inverts and corals are fine.
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:29 PM   #243
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Lol I guess so. I've purchased fish from a couple different stores. The clown that's still alive believe it or not I got from petco back in October he's fine as of now. I got the 5 chromis from there too supposedly hardy fish but have been reading that some people are having troubles too. I went to 3 different stores and all fish died but inverts and corals are fine.
Good luck hope you get to the bottom of it
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:32 PM   #244
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Thanks I appreciate it. Just going to stay idle for now and continue to so my water changes and feeding the 1 clown. Hopefully things turn around maybe next month.
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:18 PM   #245
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How many gallons is your tank?
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:20 PM   #246
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55 gallon. Emperor 400 hob, reef octopus skimmer. No sump, small fuge in top left of tank with flow has chaeto and grape caulerpa with pod population all throughout the tank.
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Is that the only fish to show signs of iCh?
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:02 PM   #248
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Yes, the only fish to show signs of ich was 1 clown that died a while ago and the yellow tang had it the same time. He lasted a while longer. One day I was examining the tank and noticed no spots of ich were left on the tang so I was excited bc he was always letting the cleaner shrimp on him. He was clean for a day or two then it came back and didn't last much longer after that. I guess it was the ich then...I thought it was the stress from the new powerheads stirring up the sand and debri off the rocks that werent getting good circulation beforehand.
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:42 AM   #249
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received my api reef master test kit in the mail today so did a test tonight.
Calcium = 24 drops = 480ppm
KH- 8 drops = 8 dkh = 143.2 ppm KH
Phos - 0 ppm
Trates - 0 ppm

How does this look. Thanks.
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All seems normal. Alkalinity is acceptable but a little on the low side and i remember you posting that your PH was a little low also. You can trying dosing a stand alone alkalinity buffer or alkalinity portion of a 2 part buffer. Keeping your water oxygenated will help maintain a stable PH along with the micro bubbles from your skimmer.
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