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Old 08-18-2010, 09:48 PM   #1
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Tank clouded up in an hour and Anemone looks sick

I left my house 2 hours ago and when i came back my tank was completely clouded. and my anemone looks sick. The tank has been up and running for 7 months. All of my fish seem to be having problems "breathing" too. I have a JBJ Nano cube with (2) 24 Watt 50/50 CF Lamp. My water parameter are:
Nitrite1.0
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 20

I did a water change and put the anemone in a my sick tank. It helped a lil but not much what can i do to clear this up
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do another water change, and run carbon.
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Sounds like something died and fouled the water.
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Old 08-18-2010, 10:31 PM   #4
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Everything still alive. how soon can i do a water change? I did one an hour ago
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you can do water changes every hour, providing the water you are changing with is the same ph and temp as the water you are taking out. clean water doesn't hurt anything. nothign is shocked by clean water. they are shocked by temp changes, rapid ph changes...things like that.
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Nitrites at 1.0ppm is a VERY bad thing! Much more so than some ammonia. Re test your nitrites and make sure thats not an error.

If you DO have nitrites present, then do PWC until its zero. Try to find a dead body that could be rotting and causing ammonia and nitrites.

Missing any fish?

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NO fish missing going to do another water change now
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Nitrates are dropping down to 5. Is a water change the only thing i can do for the Nitrites I am out of water till the morning
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If you have a bottle of Prime, you can use that to detoxify the nitrites.
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Nitrites at 1.0ppm is a VERY bad thing! Much more so than some ammonia. Re test your nitrites and make sure thats not an error.

If you DO have nitrites present, then do PWC until its zero. Try to find a dead body that could be rotting and causing ammonia and nitrites.

Missing any fish?

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That is not true at all. Nitrite is not very toxic at all to saltwater fish and inverts.

Nitrite and the Reef Aquarium by Randy Holmes-Farley - Reefkeeping.com
"The marine aquarium hobby is replete with commentary about nitrite, some of which is, unfortunately, incorrect or misleading. Its toxicity in marine systems is far lower than in freshwater systems. Nevertheless, many aquarists incorrectly extrapolate this toxicity to reef aquariums and suggest that any measurable amount of nitrite is a concern.
In reality, nitrite probably is not toxic enough to warrant measuring in most marine systems."
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