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Old 12-02-2004, 11:16 PM   #11
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no cloudy eyes, i have what was called reef bones, i guess just basic dead rock, had that from the beginning, never added any more rock.
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Old 12-02-2004, 11:19 PM   #12
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the guy at the lfs told me to do a freshwater dip on the remaining fish, what do you think?
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Old 12-03-2004, 01:52 AM   #13
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I would skip FW dips. They can be very stressfull to the fish and only help when there is a visible parasite problem on the fish. What I would do is at least 3-4 large water changes over the next week or so, using aged (24hrs) and aerated sw. Put new carbon in the filter and replace it weekly. This will help absorb whatever may be in the water.

Other thoughts before changing water:

What is your water source? Was a water conditioner / declorinater was used? Could be contaminated water. What brand salt are you using and did you just buy this before problems started? I was also going to suggest a temp. problem but I don't see it would be common to 2 tanks.
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Old 12-03-2004, 02:18 PM   #14
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I use R.O. water, Oceanic Salt, and Prime. I'm not using aged water, just mixing it, then putting it in, but I'll mix it up beforehand from now on.
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Old 12-05-2004, 09:48 PM   #15
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It it pretty well documented that during the first 12hrs or so freshly mixed SW has very low oxygen content and other chemical reactions ongoing that are bad for fish - don't know if this would kill but I guess it could. I do not know why salt companies don't print this on the instructions. Most of the SW community recommends 24hrs for the sw to mix and aerate (with powerhead or air pump) - to get oxygenated and chemically stable. Also don't forget a heater so your new batch is close to tank temp.

Hmm, you might want to see if RO water is available at a local grocery or lfs. If not, I have had good luck in the past with Prime, but you might want to get another bottle of that (or other) in case it is a "bad batch". Good luck and keep at it...it will get better
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Old 12-06-2004, 08:54 AM   #16
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I bet that's it. mix it for 24h with good aeration before adding
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