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Old 10-02-2005, 05:43 PM   #11
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I went through the same thing 2 years ago. I also lost all the fish. As heartbreaking as it is, things will get better. You have the support of many friends here and we will NOT let you give up!

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Old 10-02-2005, 05:51 PM   #12
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Man I feel your pain........ My tank did the same thing last year and I was ready to pack it in. Woke up to a cloudy tank and it got worse as the days went by. I borrowed a diatom filter as a last ditch effort and ran that and the tank was better in a hour and was crystal clear in the morning. Anyone near you have a diatom filter or magnum filter. Get the diatom powder and run it for 24 hours to start. I lost a lot of nice corals and one fish right away and eventually my Naso because if bacterial infections he could not get ride of.
When I was setting up my 75 as a giant QT for corals and fish I flooded my basement and to make things worse I was sick and so was my wife... I did many water changes and nothing helped until I got the diatom filter.... I had no xenia so that was not the problem, I thought it was my UV light that crashed but after a real close inspection the housing which I though was melted was not. Do you have a UV, if you do shut it down and pull it out and see if you have any salt build up in there.... Mine smelled terrible.
DO not give up!!! You have a great tank, think of it as a new start to try some new things you wanted to......
I'll post a few pics of my disaster and then check my thread with the picks of my tank today a year or so later..... I had 9 heads live on the hammer and the galaxea pulled through with a large bald spot . Lost a hugh colt. Look at my tank shots today.... Hammer now over 25 heads and galagea doubled in size and I have a new hugh colt....
So keep the faith..... And keep on reefing...
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Old 10-02-2005, 06:07 PM   #13
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I'm so sorry to hear about your plight.
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Old 10-02-2005, 08:26 PM   #14
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Wow, that was a BEAUTIFUL tank. Don't give up!
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Old 10-02-2005, 08:45 PM   #15
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Sorry to hear about the disaster. Your tank really looked good.

Just wondering what could have caused the tank to crash like that and especially so fast.....DSB crash maybe? I've heard horror stories about it happening. Not to start any arguements here on the DSB vs bare bottom tank, but it's something you may want to think about.
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Old 10-02-2005, 10:14 PM   #16
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My heart sank when I saw the "after" pictures. It's as though an atom bomb just killed the whole thing. I am sorry. The nice thing about this forum is there are people here who went through what you are going through now. It's the perfect time to make friends with them.

Don't worry, from my readings of other topics, the comeback is always bigger than the original setup. Keep the faith and "if you build it, they will come"
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Oh man... that's awful. The before and after are so drastically different and so drastically sad. Hopefully what ever it was will be over with soon and you'll get through this.

You didn't have any cukes or other odd things that could have released toxins into the water on death...?

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Old 10-02-2005, 11:21 PM   #18
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Oh no...Rev, what a beautiful tank. I'm sorry about all the creatures. Don't give up! It will be beautiful again!

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Old 10-03-2005, 03:31 AM   #19
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horrifying Rev..

Any details about changes.. like how you were acclimating the tank to the new lights?
hope you can find a diatom filter or a magnium..
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So sorry to hear about the crash.

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