Ok, im not going to buy another one of these because they keep dying! i have had two in the past week and they both died.
1st one i bought. drip acclimated for 30 minutes, he died 23 hours later. he was hiding a lot and a little lethargic...
2nd on i bought 3 days ago. drip acclimated for 45 minutes this time. he died today. He has been active and has even cleaned my hand several times. i am going to go insane!
My tank is a 38 gallon with aragonite substrate (2-3 inches) and 32 pounds of premium LR
. Current USA nova T5 with 2 18k actinic and 2 10k daylight. nitrite/nitrate/ammonia are at zero. salinity 1.026 phosphates 0. PH 8.4; my tank is picture perfect as far as chemistry goes but the shrimps are dropping like flies.
In the tank i have:
20 reef hemits (15 red, 5 blue)
1 emerald crab*
1 small green anemone*
1 rock has a minor infestation of aiptasia
what is my problem? please help!