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 08-14-2008, 03:54 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 45
Tank crash

Hello,
I haven't posted in quite some time because my reef was doing great. That is until 2 weeks ago.

My 10"diameter mushroom leather shrunk. I thought it was just sloughing as it did occasionally so I didn't pay it much attention. A few days later my shrooms and zoes started to get gummy. Within a week my leather completely melted, when I cut the rest of it off the rock it smelled terrible. All of my snails and hermits died, my coral banded shrimp died also. I have lost almost every softie I had. My long tentacle anemone died but my tube anemone did just fine.

My fish all survived with no issues at all.

Since then I have done massive water changes adding up to about 150% of the total galonage of the tank and sump. During this whole thing none of my parameters did anything. ph 8.2, alk 9dkh, nitrate 0, nitrite 0, ammonia 0, phos 0. My protein skimmer skimmed out tons of skimmate and now is finally back to normal.

Currently my tank looks to have stabelized and I have added some shrooms with no ill effects. I also added a BTA for my clown to have a home. That also looks fine. I just added 100 certh and 100 nassarius snails.

After all of this: here is my question. I now have a hair algae outbreak and think it is because I lost all of my cleaner crew. I currently have no hermit crabs and want to know if I need to replace them. It seemed all they did was kill my snails before this.

Also: does anyone have any idea what happened to my tank. Do leathers just kick off like that and take the whole tank with them?

Thanks
__________________

__________________
mncspradlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2008, 04:03 PM   #2
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,242
leathers engage in a chemical warfare when they feel threatened. Frequent weekly or bi weekly PWC`s will usually take care of it. How often were you doing PWC`S before the crash. Read this for the algea problem.

FantasyReef Databases-Viewing item "10 Step Plan for Nuisance Algae Control"
__________________

__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2008, 04:11 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 45
Yeah I already read that. I understand how to get rid of it but want to know if I should replace the hermits or will the snails eat it?

I do a water change about every 2 weeks and I change about 15 gallons at a time.
__________________
mncspradlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2008, 06:17 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: brenham texas
Posts: 45
hi, Ijust have hermits,and emerald crabs, no snails.Ive heard get crabs or snails, because the crabs will mess with your snails. The emeralds do a kick butt keeping the tank clean. louiseberry
__________________
louiseberry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2008, 06:47 PM   #5
AA Team Emeritus
 
roka64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,860
Send a message via AIM to roka64 Send a message via Yahoo to roka64
I am not a big fan of hermits, so I would say get a few. They will attack snails for both food and their shells.
__________________
Age is relative, you are only as old as you act....of course, this works in reverse....

Questions loved, heeded advice greatly appreciated!

Vote for AA
Good reading about:
Nitrogen Cycle
Fishless Cycling
Need more help?
Articles
Acronym List

--Scott
roka64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tan, tank crash

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
Cyano and Tank Crash localhost Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 8 04-12-2007 11:26 AM
Reef Tank Crash. Please Help! =( 1337 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 05-16-2006 01:56 PM
tank crash jester Saltwater Reef Aquaria 7 01-20-2006 11:14 PM
Tank crash... MarkW19 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 8 11-18-2005 06:52 PM
Major tank crash Hara Saltwater Reef Aquaria 6 05-12-2003 11:50 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:50 PM.


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