This is my first post, unfortunately with bad news. It looks like I've killed everything in my 29 gal
Bio CUbe after making a water change. I've always had problems regulating pH after water changes, and have been reluctant to make them, as the tank was doing great if I just added water as the level got a litle low. But the sand was getting dirty and I wanted to make a regular water change. I changed out 4 gal
, and the pH got low 7.4, so I added some pH buffer and a small amount of baking soda. The water immediately got very cloudy (white), and the next day everything started dying. 24 hrs later the water is still white. I've taken out all the dead stuff I can find.
Wondering if I need to totally start over, or if any of the items in the tank (live sand, live rock, coal, etc.) can be reused.
Also wondering if I let the new water sit long enough after dechlorinating, I thought the chemicals work inmediately. I usually use Amquel, which worked well, but this time used AmmoBuster. The info on the bottle is not good, does it not work as quickly?
pH still 7.4