There is something fundamentally wrong here. I have an 8 week old, 55 gal
with 60# LR
and a CC
base. I run two sediment filters into a PS and then a UV
All my shrimps, crabs, snails and a scallop are thriving well. EVERYTIME I put in a single fish - it dies. All water parameters read good except NO3
's are ~40ppm and stuck there for four weeks.
On a one at a time basis, I've lost 2 LM blennies, 3 clowns, 1 powder brown tang, 3 chromis and 1 flame angel!! Yet, all the crustaceans are doing very well and so is the feather duster. My last death was a clown fish that I introduced last night. He lasted about 12 hours.
What's up??? Do I have a chemical contaminate? Should I try some carbon? why won't NO3
's come down? I acclimate vvvvery slowly.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. I'm becoming very frustrated.