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Old 06-22-2011, 02:26 PM   #1
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Dead Snails, crabs, and damsel... Help

My 20g tank finish it cycled my on June 9, 2011 and two days later I added a cuc and a damsel. From the start the damsel would hide, hardly come out now its been about 12 days and hes missing or hiding very good and most of my snails died and also my crabs, I have the about 5 snails left and some dwarf cerith alive, one or two crabs. What can be the problem? I want to add a pair of clowns but not sure if I should. My test kit is dated 12/10

When I started the fish tank I used tap water with conditioner and I did a 30% water change last weed with distilled water and yesterday I did a 50% wc with distilled, my Trate where at 25 now they dropped to 10

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Old 06-22-2011, 02:46 PM   #2
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My 20g tank finish it cycled my on June 9, 2011 and two days later I added a cuc and a damsel. From the start the damsel would hide, hardly come out now its been about 12 days and hes missing or hiding very good and most of my snails died and also my crabs, I have the about 5 snails left and some dwarf cerith alive, one or two crabs. What can be the problem? I want to add a pair of clowns but not sure if I should. My test kit is dated 12/10

When I started the fish tank I used tap water with conditioner and I did a 30% water change last weed with di water and yesterday I did a 50% wc with di, my Trate where at 25 now they dropped to 10

am-0
trite-0
trate-10
Ph-8.0
temp 78
Specific Gravity is 1.024
Salinity ppt is 32

HELP PLEASE
One problem is u need to used Ro water instead!! And ur test kit is expired!
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:04 PM   #3
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One problem is u need to used Ro water instead!! And ur test kit is expired!
So my test kit is 7 Months old and it expired? what dose di water have that is not good?
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Test kit is good for a couple years past the date produced stamped on the bottles. Your testing kit should be fine.
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Test kit is good for a couple years past the date produced stamped on the bottles. Your testing kit should be fine.
How about using di water for my WC it's a 20g tank
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what do you mean by di water? Do you mean ro/di water from a machine? Where did you get the water?
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what do you mean by di water? Do you mean ro/di water from a machine? Where did you get the water?
I'm sorry distilled water
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Ahh i see now. I wouldnt continue using that, just what I've heard. Do you have LFS that sells ro/di water? Or can you swing about $75 for your own unit?
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Ahh i see now. I wouldnt continue using that, just what I've heard. Do you have LFS that sells ro/di water? Or can you swing about $75 for your own unit?
I have one down the street that sales it, whats not good with distilled water?
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To be honest, I don't know specifically. It's just something I've read here on the forums. If you have a Publix or a stop n shop grocery store they usually have the machines out front that you can get water from for about 30 cents a gallon. Can't beat that.
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