Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-29-2012, 10:21 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 6
Angry New setup - dead fish

I'm not sure whats going on but both my clown fish died within a span of 12 hours.

I have a new setup - Nano Cube 28g HQI for about two weeks now. I added two Clown fish after 3 days as recommended by my local store. Both fishes were doing fine yesterday. Very playful. Nothing else in my tank except live rock.

Data:
- Nitrate:0
- Phosphate 0
- Carbonate Hardness: 7dkh
- Temperature: Fluctuates from 76 (night light) to 82 (when HQI is on)
- Have not done a water change yet (was planning to in the next day or so)
- No visible spot or any sign of disease on the Clown
- Water was supplied by my local store
- Fed fishes brine brine shrimp a couple of time and flakes. Feeding once a day.

The only thing I noticed is some weird furry stuff sticking to the tank, sand, and rocks (see picture).

Any idea whats going on?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	photo.jpg
Views:	80
Size:	227.3 KB
ID:	79763  
__________________

__________________
tekrat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 10:38 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
I would think you had an ammonia spike that killed the fish. You need to cycle the tank before adding livestock. Your local store gave you bad advice. You need to build a bacteria colony that can sustain livestock, before adding it.
__________________

__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 10:53 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 6
Fish did fine for almost two weeks. Ammonia was at zero before I put the fish in.

Any idea what the "furry" stuff is in my tank?
__________________
tekrat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 10:55 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
Ammonia level when the fish died?
Of course the ammonia was zero before you put the fish in- you had no ammonia source.
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 11:57 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 6
Ammonia level after fish died was 0 as well.
__________________
tekrat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 11:58 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 6
Is my temp too high? With HQI on it gets to 82.
__________________
tekrat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 11:59 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
Thats high, but not high enough to kill the fish. Don't run the halide. You don't have corals in the tank yet, do you?

Then your test kit is faulty. There is no way you can not have ammonia in a un-cycled tank with fish in it.
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 12:23 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
Agreed with Mr X. Fish in an uncycled tanks means ammonia without a doubt. They were pooping in the water and you have no bacteria to break it down so it has to result in ammonia. If the tank was cycled the ammonia would turn to nitrites which then would be turned to nitrates. The nitrates are what we export out with water changes. If you had the tank cycled it would mean you'd have some nitrate readings as well.
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 07:17 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 6
Any idea what the furry stuff sticking to my tank, sand, and rocks is?
__________________
tekrat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2012, 07:25 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
scottayy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 2,499
kinda looks like hair algae
__________________

scottayy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
dead, dead fish, new setup, setup

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NEW! Bristlenose Pleco ocminpin Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 20 12-09-2012 08:35 AM
new 55 gallon reef build rob_mango Saltwater Reef Aquaria 711 08-07-2012 10:30 AM
New Need a little help Bags101 Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 83 03-14-2012 06:28 AM
Some new pix...my fish were hiding Beniamino77 Members Saltwater Tanks Showcase 12 02-29-2012 09:26 PM
New to hobbie and forum meechie Member Introductions 4 02-29-2012 05:37 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.