Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-18-2012, 07:13 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
So, how much rock do you have? If you have 10 pounds or so, That's definitely the problem. You need that surface area for filtration.
__________________

__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2012, 07:37 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 429
I have 17lbs I'm pretty sure that's the issue
__________________

__________________
jwalsh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2012, 07:43 PM   #13
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 18,550
It would be more likely that an increase in critter population caused the ammonia spike rather than being "light" on rock. The amount of rock in the tank is just an icrease in area for BB to grow. So, in theory, prior to additions to the tank, there is a balance between live stock and bacteria that consumes the ammonia and nitrites, which then results in your nitrates that you get rid of via PWC.
__________________
Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2012, 07:44 PM   #14
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 18,550
Man, I run to an emergency across campus to come back and hit send and you have already figured out the issue and it isn't even my guess
__________________
Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2012, 07:49 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
That balance you speak of Hank, can be tipped beyond the ability of the bacteria, if there isn't enough surface area.
The more rock in the system, the more nutrients it can process.
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2012, 08:16 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 429
So long and short of it is get more rock and cure it. Until its cured do a lot of pwc's? Correct?
__________________
jwalsh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2012, 01:22 AM   #17
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
no. cure it outside the tank then add it.
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2012, 01:37 AM   #18
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 429
That's what I meant sorry for the confusion. Ill just keep doing weekly water changes until its cured
__________________
jwalsh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2012, 01:39 AM   #19
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
The problem with that is you are taking out the ammonia the bactera needs to thrive.
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2012, 01:45 AM   #20
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 429
Yeah but I don't want to poison my 300$ worth of fish
__________________

__________________
jwalsh is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
air, gas, gasping

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Centerpiece fish 37g Sharklover Saltwater Reef Aquaria 23 02-21-2012 01:05 PM
First time setting up a fish tank D: help! PaulieD Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 39 02-20-2012 04:18 PM
Heater for 5g tank maxwellag Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 16 02-20-2012 01:38 AM
Help ID Fish? CouponDiva Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 4 02-19-2012 11:52 PM
looking for a good light bigemike Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 02-19-2012 11:13 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.