I've had 2 clowns, a mandarin, and now a hermit all die since Wednesday. Nitrites are 0, PH is 8.2, temp steady at 79
Last water change was 2 weeks ago, so, I just did 5 gallon water change today (55 gallon tank)
The sea urchin lost all his decorations, i've heard this isn't a good sign.
The anenome seems to be ok, as do the shrimp and yellow tang.
One of my corals doesn't seem to be as vibrant as it normally is. Not sure what kind it is, got the tank second hand a few months ago.
My protein skimmer doesn't work anymore. It was acting up the last couple of weeks and the past week or so nothing ever makes it to the cup. I'm going to buy a new one today.
The only thing I could think of that may have some affect is about a month ago I bought 10lbs of cured live rock. The LFS
said it would be fine going into an existing setup. My other thought is the clowns and mandarin were bought from the same LFS
at the same time...maybe they were already sick?
At this point I'm not sure what to do or what direction to go in. My thought was doing 5 gallon water changes every day this week, but that gets pricey if it isn't going to fix the problem. New protein skimmer today for sure. There isn't anything visibly wrong with anything else.
told me with a reef tank I only need to test for PH and Nitrites as long as I did a 10% water change every couple of weeks....
Suggestions on how to proceed or did I get "damaged goods" from the LFS
when I bought the fish?