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Old 08-24-2004, 03:34 PM   #31
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Old 08-24-2004, 05:21 PM   #32
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When i say i added trace elements, it means that i put about 5 drops in there, now 5 drops to 100 gallons days before all fish die at same time, i dont think it can be the trace elements. Lemme get this clear in not trying to fight you guys about anything lol in just trying to figure out what happened how not to do it again.
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Believe it or not 5 drops in 100 gal could be enough to cause problems, depending on what it is and what the currents levels were. I'm not saying it was in this case.. probably not actually.. but for future reference it's not a good idea to add anything you aren't able to test.
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Lemme get this clear in not trying to fight you guys about anything lol in just trying to figure out what happened how not to do it again.

That's all any of us here are doing. is trying to figure out what happened. If is was the carbon I know I'd be mad also.
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Old 08-25-2004, 02:22 AM   #35
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By the way guys thanks for the help so far, ill take a sample to my lfs and have them test it out and ill see what happens, it may off been a trace element but the possibility of them all dieing all at the sametime days after is a strech but still possible.
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It is wise not to add anything you don't test for. Regular water changes and a good alk/ca supplement (ESV B-ionic for ex.) will do. I tend to believe it was the carbon also, but sometimes who knows.
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one of my friends swears that the carbon killed them, that carbon should never be put in a saltwater tank, and that all it does is make plants grow. He is in my opinion obvously confused about carbon in the gas form and activated carbon, anywho has anybody ever been told not to put activated carbon in a saltwater aquarium. As far as i know the only downside is that it removes some trace elements, other than that i dunno
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Heh, your friend is definitely confused.
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How could the carbon be the cause if you used it prior to this awful day and nothing hppened? If it was the carbon, it must have been contaminated after you opened it. Where did you store it? Sorry for your loss.
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