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Old 10-14-2008, 12:10 AM   #1
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Another Loss ='[

the big parameter swing took the star sometime over the past 3 days. my nitrates were 5 times the norm so im thinkin that thats what did it in. this has been a hard week and its only 2 days in.
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each leg has al least one gash in it, it has now gone limp, i moved it because i saw the gashes and it hadnt moved since last, well, a while ago.
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Was anyone there the past two days that can account for any abnormal conditions? Sorry, I don't remember if you mentioned it in the previous thread. How did the salinity and temp range, if anyone can account for that as well? How are the corals doing?
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i have been home since sunday night, the tank was being fed once a day while i was gone, they wouldnt have been able to notice any difference, all that they knew was to feed the tank. all of the corals seem to have made it through the stress, they didnt look too good yesterday but now it looks like they will all make a recovery. the temp was down to 78 and went back up today. the nitrates went over 25ppm which is unheard of in my tank. i did a PWC as early as possible which was today. i cleaned up my filters it the old pwc water. there was a big sandstorm of what may have been nasties from what was in the back of the nanocube on the bottom of the tank. there was sand or nasties for almost an hour but the star was still a little torn up already before i even got home from my vacation. i noticed that it wasnt doin too good rite away cuz first off it hadnt moved then second off the legs were ripped up. i guess i just gotta monitor the tank for now and get a better person to watch over the tank. parameters are back to normal now with nitrates at 5 ppm. still thinkin about a wrasse and maybe another star in my future for the tank.
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Just curious, do you know what your salinity was when you got home and what it is normally kept at? Very unfortunate and sorry for your troubles
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What type star was it?
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not absolutly sure about the salinity but i remember everything being normal. it is possible that the person watching the tank topped off without dechlorinating the water. i still dont really know how it happened. my corals are still recovering but getting better daily. it was a small marble star or fromia.
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it is possible that the person watching the tank topped off without dechlorinating the water..
That would be my guess, seeing how quick things went south.
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Have you asked the person if they topped off the water at some point? Have you tested your tap just to see what the water chemistries show? <--just curious since it would take alot to completely crash a system in two days unless you have absolutely horrid water.
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havnt actually tested the water yet but i did ask and they did not top off at all. could it have been the emerald crab? i think i missed pulling some parts of the cardinal out cuz my nitrates keep going back up. my brain is semi-shriveled up and losing color, my xenia was shriveled up when i got home a few mins ago from my lfs. dont worry, i only got a little torch for my 3 gal. the xenia is opening all the way back up now. my mushroom was also shriveld but now it looks a little better. and lastly my blasto shrunk a little but its opening back up now. my main concern is the brain, it isnt getting a whole lot better like the other ones are. thoughts?
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