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Old 05-26-2013, 12:05 AM   #21
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Another observation! Lack of Oxygen? I see that the lid is a plastic one that leaves only the back open. Get some Egg Crate from Home Depot or something and do something like this.
Thought about it too. Most people say skimmer provides enough oxygen. But I will take one half of the lid to see if it works.
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:10 AM   #22
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Another observation! Lack of Oxygen? I see that the lid is a plastic one that leaves only the back open. Get some Egg Crate from Home Depot or something and do something like this.
New look. Only half lid on.

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Old 05-26-2013, 12:28 AM   #23
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Be careful with the Goby, they like to Jump!
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:34 AM   #24
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Be careful with the Goby, they like to Jump!
Thanks. I am aware of that.
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I'm beginning to figure it out. Things started to go downhill when I got rid of Purigen that I was running in my aquaclear. Removing Purigen probably changed the water params not only due to change in filtration but also removal of bacteria that was attached to the little bag Purigen came in. It's all starting to click now. What a big mistake. I thought that my live rock and other stuff had enough bacteria and would be sufficient filtration.
Either gonna get another bag to run in my aquaclear or buy a media reactor. Dang it!
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Hope that was the case. Generally that stuff is not suppose to be removed unless you seeded a new one. I saw some pictures of your filter, can you put the bio-Rings in there? I would go with more Bio-Rings than Purigen. Also, if you could fit this in

Amazon.com: Polybio Poly Filter Pad 4 X 8" 3/pack: Pet Supplies

They are an awesome filter, and help keep my tank running smooth! It removes a lot of bad stuff. If you could fit this in the filter, maybe use this for a while.

Amazon.com: Fluval C4 Ammonia Remover - 3-Pack: Pet Supplies
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Removing the Purigen should not have affected anything. All your bacteria should be in your live rock and sand. The purigen would not be housing much bacteria. Purigen should be removed and replaced. Did you by happen to try to re-activate your purigen recently? Has anyone sprayed anything near your tank recently? (cleaners or insecticides?)
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Removing the Purigen should not have affected anything. All your bacteria should be in your live rock and sand. The purigen would not be housing much bacteria. Purigen should be removed and replaced. Did you by happen to try to re-activate your purigen recently? Has anyone sprayed anything near your tank recently? (cleaners or insecticides?)
No I got rid of Purigen all together. Only thing I can think of is spraying Windex on paper towel near the tank to clean the outside of the aquarium.
If there was any chemical infestation why are my corals doing ok? Wouldn't they be "unhappy" and stay closed?
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Hmm. Ok so its not the purigen. I doubt the windex had anything to do with it either. Yeah I would think your corals would be unhappy if there was a pollutant of some kind in the water. Its a tough one to figure out. Hey how about your food? What do you feed? If its frozen food is there a possbility it sat out too long? Could a pollutant have made it in the food? That would cause the death of the fish, but there may not be enough in the water to harm the corals. Has anyone other than you fed your fish recently? Do you handle any chemicals possibly shortly before preparing their food. I am thinking food poisoning may be the answer. It could also be you got a bad batch. Do you buy new food shortly before it happened?
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Sorry I meant DID you handle any chemicals or DID you buy new food? Sorry typing too fast.
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