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Old 08-14-2009, 01:16 PM   #1
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Exclamation Help i've been bleached!!!

now I dont know what happened... but I woke up this morning and all of my fish were dead... my false perc, mandarin, my royal grama, my peppermint shrimp..well one is gone, the other one is still kicking...

Now, I fed my black sun polyps last night and everything was fine, my girl walks in this morning and tells me I think your clown is dead (between you all and me she did it on purpose...she was mad at me all day..but shes always mad lol) I get up to see whats the deal, less than 8 hours ago everyting was perfect in the tank...sure enough the clown was dead and the mandarin was twitching..I smelled bleach so I stuck my head over the edge of my tank and sure enough it smelled like bleach, thats when I noticed all my corals were closed up, zoas, shrooms, Brains, my frogspawn and torch and bubble, all looked like they were dead...she said she cleaned up a mess that the puppy made but I dont believe it... the top of my tank is roughly 5 and a half feet off the ground and a spray bottle with a bleach water mix that is being used on the floor away from the tank is not going to get in the tank enough to turn the smell of the water....

anywayz. i took everything out with a coral on it, gave it a fresh water dip and it is all jammed in a 25 gallon cooler with my lights and a powerhead on it.. everything seems to be ok, coral wise but my snails and hermits are still dropping like flies. Roughly 50 % of my LR is still in the tank and my filters and one powerhead is still running basically the tank is empty its just running the water through the filter...my question is...what do I replace.. the water obviously...and all filter media I am assuming...what about my substrate and LR...I still see spagatti worms and feather dusters acting normal in the tank....any help would be greatly appreciated.
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I would not give your corals a FW dip. Stressing out an already stressed out coral is a recipe for disaster. JMO.

I dont let anyone spray anything in the room with my tank. Even when I clean the glass with windex I spray it on the rag in another room. Any mist in the room will be taken in at the surface. That`s where the gas exchange happens. You might want to treat your tank with some dechlorinator.
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I agree with Mike. I'd add some Prime (2x dose) and do a large water change followed by a series of smaller ones. If you have an RO unit, start making water now. If you don't get water ASAP. I wish you luck and sorry for the losses.
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So I'll be the one to ask the ugly question based on your post.

Any chance your girl sabotaged your tank. IMO a few fish dying overnight should not cause your tank to smell of bleach. Someone pouring bleach in your tank certainly would though.

Just pointing out the pink elephant in the room.. No offense intended
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So I'll be the one to ask the ugly question based on your post.

Any chance your girl sabotaged your tank. IMO a few fish dying overnight should not cause your tank to smell of bleach. Someone pouring bleach in your tank certainly would though.

Just pointing out the pink elephant in the room.. No offense intended

**** yea i think she did it...she said shed cleaned up a spot the puppy made which was roughly10 feet from the tank...I have cleaned my carpet many times with various chemicals and have never gotten remotely close to the tank.. and since you are spraying on the floor...i mean I am no rocket scientist but im no duck either...the tank water had a nice bleach smell to it...the tank is 47 gallons...you have to put a good amount of bleach in 47 gallons of saltwater to make it smell like bleach... thats is just my opinion...thankfully my corals seem to be ok...everything is starting to open up(i used my water change water to fill up the bin) they are all shedding like crazy but thats a good thing...do you all think my substrate will be ok? i was wanting to change it from crushed coral to sand.. i guess now would be as good a time as any huh..
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This would be 'as good a time as any' for any number of things.. Tank related and not
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[Ditto] yeah, really...
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Isn't there a test out that actually tests for chlorine? If I found out anyone did anything to any of my pets on purpose they would be in soooo much trouble.
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Isn't there a test out that actually tests for chlorine? If I found out anyone did anything to any of my pets on purpose they would be in soooo much trouble.
I dont think they would be living...heehee
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