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Old 10-06-2012, 09:45 PM   #1
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Please help quickly!

I need advice about my LTA (I'm due to have a baby any day now and don't want to come home to a tank full of dead livestock!) I have a 75 gallon tank. My tank lighting is: four t5 bulbs, 50% actinic and 50% white, 54w bulbs. Parameters using test strips: Ammonia 0, Nitrate 0, Nitrite 0, total all >180, pH 7.8, SG using my refractometer 1.023, and temp 78 deg F. I've had my LTA since the beginning of July. For the last couple weeks, my LTA has been shrinking up on a very regular basis, I'd say once a day for hours at a time. I first thought maybe it was going to split and in fact did see what looked like a new foot, but without tentacles, on the rock next to it. But that "foot" has since dried up. Anyhow, now the LTA has an open mouth, and it did walk a little to a new spot. I do a 5 gallon water change once a week, and I feed the LTA frozen food once a week. It eats well. My question is, do you think it is dying? Why would it shrink up so often? I have attached pictures. Please give me advice ASAP, I'd really appreciate it!!!!! Thanks!

PS: I realize there is a lot of algae in the tank, but I lost a lot of clean up crew over the last few months and just replaced them yesterday. I've been pulling the algae out, but hoping adding the snails/crabs will help.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:46 AM   #3
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Doesn't looking its dying. Do your water changes and feed what needs to be fed.

Relax and concentrate on your new bundle of joy coming to greet you!!

Congratulations and best of luck!!!

Dino

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Nice tank btw...
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