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Old 06-02-2013, 02:25 AM   #51
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I'm afraid to add more. I'd rather be safe than lose another fish.
Ditto. I've been feeling better since my tank has been fallow. Losing fish makes one feel like a failure at fish keeping not to mention the financial loss.
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Check all of you perimeters including your salinity, post them and you may have a bit more help!
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Check all of you perimeters including your salinity, post them and you may have a bit more help!
I posted everything earlier but I know it can be hard to catch it with so many posts. Here they are:
Phosphate: .25 (higher than normal)
Calcium: 380
dKH:10
PH: 8.1
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Salinity:1.024-1.025
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Having done even more research I am leaning towards conclusion that it was brooklynella that killed my ocellaris clown. Not sure about others. Either same or insufficient acclimation.
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In my humble opinion, those phosphates are significantly high and the calcium is a bit low. While not at the level to kill fish, it isn't doing you any good. I might add a bag of GFO or other phosphate absorber ASAP while keeping up with PWC. What salt are you using again?
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In my humble opinion, those phosphates are significantly high and the calcium is a bit low. While not at the level to kill fish, it isn't doing you any good. I might add a bag of GFO or other phosphate absorber ASAP while keeping up with PWC. What salt are you using again?


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Yeah, I normally run phosguard. I ran out of media bags so I fell behind. As far as salt I just buy saltwater for my LFS. I spent hours researching what happened in my tank and all signs point to brooklynella. I read that the parasite will kill clowns, angelfish and tangs. Well, I lost three clowns and a flame back angelfish. Leopard wrasse and blue spotted goby did not die. Both, however, showed signs of it. The wrasse was flashing against sand and gobys color was faded.
I will be upgrading to a 60 gallon and adding new live sand in 3 weeks. Until then, and another 5 weeks thereafter, I'll put no fish in my tank.
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The tank has been running fishless for a week now. Corals are doing good. Although I must say its kind of boring without fish. Can't wait till I add new inhabitants there. It will be so exciting. But for now I have to do what's best for the aquarium.
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That sounds like a good plan.
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4 weeks down. 4 more to go. LFS said 5-6 weeks os ok but not taking chances.
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Longer can't hurt. Shorter runs the risk that everything is not gone. A couple more weeks could save you months in the future.
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