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Old 07-21-2005, 10:11 PM   #11
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I had this happen to my tank, and i ended up changing about 90% of my water total before it went back to stable. Dont worry, just keep doin water changes
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Old 07-21-2005, 11:12 PM   #12
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But not all at once right?

Im thinking I should wait til tomorrow and do maybe a 50%?
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Old 07-21-2005, 11:21 PM   #13
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But not all at once right?
No, not all at once. Stick with 25-35% PWC's daily until things settle.
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Old 07-21-2005, 11:22 PM   #14
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OK thanks. I havent fed the fish since I got the anemonae. I may try a little food tomorrow but not more than a peice per fish or so. Dont want any exess ammonia!

I will go to the LFS tomorrow and see what kind of nitrate/nitrite/ammonia reducer they have and if its anything I think I want I will buy it just in case this gets really bad.
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Anemone Monitor your parameters. If for some reason they continue to deteriorate, increase the PWC's to 40-50% with well aged and aerated SW. Things should begin to settle down soon so long as they are given given proper attention.
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Old 07-22-2005, 07:59 AM   #16
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Be careful of additives. I've heard of them causing more problems. Then again, I'm sure folks have had success. I'd instead try to stick w/the natural approach, being the water changes.

Got a bunch of aged SW ready to go?
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I am wanting to stick with the natural approach, and it seems like it is working. No dead fish today.

Nitrates are a little lower but Ammonia and Nitrites are still there (About the same level it looks like).


Fed the fish just a little bit today, not much though, the shrimp always get what they dont anyway.


I need to get more salt, this thing depeleted my salt (Normally I wouldve gotten some later, but I wasnt ready for a big tradgedy like this, I guess I need to have a little stash ready)
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When I had a really bad ammo spike (massive feeding accident of '04) I ended up changing out 95g of the water in my 120. My ammo was so high that it was peaking after about 4m into the test. I didn't lose a single fish and didn't lose any significant amount of inverts either.

Good luck. We have 30g of RO/DI ready all the time and a spare bucket of salt around all the time now, just in case.
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Old 07-23-2005, 12:18 AM   #19
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Anthony Calfo actually recommends large water changes. He said he does it regularly. He said he leaves enough water for the for the fish to stay submerged!

Just food for thought.
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you removed all dead items from the tank? Any dead snails that you did not find?
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