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Old 02-29-2004, 12:10 PM   #11
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i checked my tank this morning. The clowns lips dont seem to close. he tries to eat but cant grab the food.

30 gallon SW tank;EHEIM ECCO 2235 Canister Filter w/Miracle-Working Chemi-Pure
TetraTec UV1 UV Sterilizer;Rio 50 Powerhead ;130w PC lighting;33 Lbs. of Tonga Branch LR;Nature's Ocean Live Sand (the bagged stuff)
Livestock:2-Ocellaris Clownfish;9-Scarlet Reef Hermit Crabs;1-Regal Tang;Zoanthids, Pineapple Brain coral, Sebae Anemone, Colt Coral, Galaxea
Tank Specs as of December 29, 2005:Ammonia:0;Nitrite: 0;Nitrate=0;Cu:0
PH: 8.3
SG: 1.028;Temp: 79-84 degrees F (Adjusts throughout the day)
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Old 03-02-2004, 08:39 PM   #12
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I checked your Gallery, and was a bit surprised to see no live rock. This is more than likely why your having ammonia, ecspecially with the bio load from the puffer. 0.25 is not an acceptable range for ammonia, it should be a constant 0, the same goes for nitrites. All I can say is do a good 50% water change, and try to get a hold of some good cured LR. Id also put in a DSB if possible. I have two perculas and my smaller one stopped eating for a week, then started to eat again. Since you have ammonia readings id say that is the cause of their health decline, and loss of appetite. Best of luck, and remember the more rock you have the more biological filtration, and that is the key to better water.
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