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Old 04-30-2013, 03:22 PM   #11
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I'm seriously considering the QT option for all fish but I don't have a filter set up and cycled so how would I go about that? Daily water changes? If so I desperately need the DI resin so I can make up a load of water.

I just returned home this afternoon to find 3 anthias dead and the kole and has also died.

I have a rose bubble anemone that went into hiding at the weekend. I had to move some rocks to remove the PBT when it died and I noticed white almost furry looking flesh on its foot. Could this be the cause? I see the anemone under a rock and it still looks inflated but I don't trust it.
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:31 PM   #12
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So what fish do you still have alive? Ideally you have something to throw in from the DT that would have some BB in/on it (some always have a little filter going, or even a piece of sponge). I'd almost throw in a little live rock if you are okay not being able to use it again (if you go the copper route for treatment). At least you have some BB that way. Watch the parameters and change water as necessary to keep everything in check.

I'm not sure about the PBT or the anemone. Others can probably help with that. It's been years since I had a reef and I thankfully had few problems with that back then.

Sorry to hear about the deaths and good luck with the property.
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:42 PM   #13
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Just checked and the new looks fine. Attached and fully inflated.


Currently livestock is as follows (fish),

3 common clowns
4 green chromis
1 Regal tang
1 yellow tail damsel
1 copperband butterfly
Approx 5 or 6 anthias

I'm starting to think I may have added too much in one go.

With regard to the QT I have a Juwel rio 240 empty with a built in filter. Would I need to buy sponges for this? If so what sponges?
I have loads of live rock in fact I was given some recently for free so I could use that.

As I'm writing this I'm watching my regal tang be cleaned by one of my cleaner shrimp. Cool!
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your saying you added all that at once

that's most likely the problem

I hate to say it
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:57 PM   #15
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Oh god no haha sorry for the confusion there.


About 2 weeks ago I added a powder blue tang, a copperband butterfly, 4 anthias and the kole tang. This is what I should have mentioned.
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thats still to much to quick. How long has the tank been up? Tangs in a tank less than 6 feet will stress and get ich. Some Anthias need a bigger tank to. I would take a deep breath, and be patient. Don't add anything till you figure out the problem. Give us a comeplete run down on all equipment you have
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That's a lot of fish for a 90g too, IMO.

Water parameters aside, you have Tangs that like lots more space than they are being provided and that can get funny with one another even in large tanks. That equals stress. You've got three clowns, which are usually pairs, so you've got a lucky clown that has not been beaten down down by the pair. Clowns can be territorial and harass fish, which equals stress. Fish sometimes learn to steer clear of Clowns after learning they will be chased away, so their available space is even more limited by invisible barriers. Then you've got a damsel, which are notorious for being aggressive. All are cool fish, but on paper, there's a lot of potential for stressed fish. Stressed Tangs come down with Ich.
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The anthias are only wreck fish and are fairly small. The clowns are great together one of them is very small and they all host one anemone with no aggression and the regal tang I've had for absolutely ages in a much smaller tank and never shows signs of stress.

I've unfortunately found another 2 dead wreck fish this morning:

I just did a high range nitrate test and it came out just under 10 so not as bad as I though plus my DI resin came today so I'm back to zero tds and zero nitrates from my RODI unit.

I think it's either added too much in one go or something is politic my water. I'm going to do a large water change tomorrow with the new good water I've got and while I'm at it I might syphon out some of the sand and have a look under the rocks for anything nasty
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