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Old 08-23-2004, 06:33 PM   #21
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I think that they are going to try to sidestep what happended and blame it on something else here is what they sent me, sneaky people he is going to read all my stats then with whatever he doesnt like he is going to blame it on. well see what happens




Thank you for using our products. I have never seen carbon kill any animal. I have a few questions which may help me understand what may have happened.



What size aquarium do you have?
How long has the aquarium been set up and running?
What kind of filtration do you have?
What kind of skimmer do you have?
Do you have any other kind of filtration? (i.e. de-nitrators, etc)
What type of aquarium is it? (i.e. reef, fish only, etc)
How many fish do you have?
What are their species?
How large are they?
Do you have invertebrates?
What are their species?
Where is the aquarium located in your home?
What salt do you use?
What supplements do you use?
How often do you use them?
What kinds of foods do you feed? (Frozen, pellet, flake)
Does anyone else maintain the aquarium besides you?
Have you used any medications within the last 3 months?
What are your water parameters?
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Alkalinity:
Salinity:
Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
Copper:
Any other parameters you have tested:
How often do you do water changes?
How much water do you change?
What kind of water do you use to mix the salt? (tap, RO, DI, etc)
Where are you located in the country?


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6 Green Chromis
1 Blue Damsel
1 Domino
1 lawnmower Blenny
1 YellowFish?????
3 Serpent Seastars
1 Pepermint Shrimp
1 Camel Shrimp
1 Coral Banded Shrimp
1 Huge Snail
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Old 08-23-2004, 07:55 PM   #22
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I had my water turn completly black from carbon. So black that you couldn't even see the fish. (long story) any how not one thing died. I don't think the carbon was your problem. AFAIK carbon is completly harmless after all life forms are carbon based
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Old 08-23-2004, 08:32 PM   #23
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moral of the story: don't trust some guy on ebay. Spend a little more and get something you know for a fact is good.
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Old 08-23-2004, 08:36 PM   #24
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moral of the story: don't trust some guy on ebay. Spend a little more and get something you know for a fact is good.

That's not fair to those of us on ebay that strive to make sure you get what you pay for.
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Old 08-24-2004, 03:17 AM   #25
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i believe that i got kent marine brand carbon, im just not sure how they store it, something had to off contaminate it. i dont know what happened all i know is that my fish are dead. they all died at the same time even most the crabs all within one hour of me adding the carbon, i trust most people with good ratings on ebay, thats how i got most my aquarium stuff and i probably saved hundreds so far
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1 lawnmower Blenny
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1 Camel Shrimp
1 Coral Banded Shrimp
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Old 08-24-2004, 03:20 AM   #26
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Old 08-24-2004, 03:48 AM   #27
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this is what i replied to all there questions maybe you guys may see something that im missing

I have a 100 gallon tank, it has been running for about 2 months, im currently running about 800 gph with 2 filters one Aqua clear 500, and one rena filstar xp3. Its a salt water fish tank with some live rock. I had 2 domino damsels, 2 perca clowns, one pink damsel, one blue chromis, and a lawnmower blenny that actually lived. I saw that he was on the bottom but was still breathing so i pulled him out and stuck him in a bucket of water overnight, he seems to be ok now he is back in the tank(minus the carbon) most fish where small to medium size, what i mean is that there wasnt any 10 inch fish in there. About half of the crabs died also, i think that most where blue leg hermits, all small in size. I do all aquarium work, the day before i toped off the water and added some trace elements, ive been using Oceanic brand salt in its at 1.022. Ive been using RO water in my tank and i do about a 15percent change every 2 weeks also its set up in my room, not in direct sunlight. Water perams at time off death.....
Ph. 8.0
Nitrite. .25
Nitrate. 5.0
amonia. 0
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the day before i toped off the water and added some trace elements
But don't see where you test for the trace elements. You should never add anything to the tank your not testing for, some of those "trace" elements can KILL at higher levels.
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Old 08-24-2004, 10:31 AM   #29
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I apoligise if I offended my fellow E-Bay friends. I have have known plenty of people with bad ebay experences in the past. That is why I spend a little more for my supplies, my tanks, my equipment, etc.
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If you do anything long enough you're bound to have a bad experience or two.. fact of life.

The important thing is not to be discouraged and to bounce right back!
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