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 07-30-2004, 07:08 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: PA
Posts: 1,869
Send a message via AIM to jamal-188
What is wrong with my tank!

I don't know what is going on but I've been having so many problems with my tank lately. First a few of my leathers starting sliding downhill which may have been caused by a recent nudibranch explosion. A few days ago I got a few pieces of ricordia that fell of rocks for sale, I netted them to a rock using new pantyhose. When I removed the pantyhose to see if they were attached they had dissolved into snot. So I figured maybe there was something in the pany hose that did this. Yesterday I got an awesome red and a awesome green mushroom. I used other netting from a fish net and today the red on is dissolving from the inside out. How am I killing mushrooms, aren't they supposed to be one of the easiest corals to keep??

Why am I having so many probelms!? I slowly acclimate everything usually dripping it. As of last night
Amonia/nitrie 0
Nitrate <5
Alk/Ca 2.75/375 which are both a little low but I can't seem to raise them no matter how much kalk and 2 part addiative I add
Mg 1250 which I've slowly been raising with Epson salt.

I"m not buying anything else for a long long time until I can figure out what is going on. It seems the more I try and the more effort I put into my tank the more problems I have
__________________

__________________
jamal-188 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2004, 09:12 PM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
 
reefrunner69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Cedar Key, FL
Posts: 1,663
It is unfortunate, the two issues are probably unrelated, but perhaps you might try a new method for attatching the shrooms and ricordeas.
__________________

__________________
Kevin

Visit Nature Coast Photography
reefrunner69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2004, 11:02 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Rosemount, MN
Posts: 1,091
Send a message via AIM to WarOrks15 Send a message via MSN to WarOrks15
super glue or just they them go around the tnak till they find a place they like and stay there. then move them that is what i do.
__________________
A 46 gal bow front (Soft coral) reef tank with a 10 gal sump. And a 30 gal (SPS and Clam) reef tank hooked up to the sump of the 46 so they share water.
WarOrks15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2004, 07:43 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: PA
Posts: 1,869
Send a message via AIM to jamal-188
Quote:
Originally Posted by WarOrks15
super glue or just they them go around the tnak till they find a place they like and stay there. then move them that is what i do.
I tried superglue on them before but they wre too slimy and I couldn't get them to stick. How did you go about doing this?
__________________
jamal-188 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2004, 07:59 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Virginia, United States Of America
Posts: 8
Send a message via AIM to TurboBeastX
Did you use the super glue that is a gel type substance. if not try that
__________________
New To Aquariums=FreshWater

Expert On Aquariums=SaltWater
TurboBeastX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2004, 08:16 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Rosemount, MN
Posts: 1,091
Send a message via AIM to WarOrks15 Send a message via MSN to WarOrks15
well i used the duro superglue and you have to do it out of the water. let it fully dry and then set it back in the water. but wateing for it to dry is only like 1 min max
__________________
A 46 gal bow front (Soft coral) reef tank with a 10 gal sump. And a 30 gal (SPS and Clam) reef tank hooked up to the sump of the 46 so they share water.
WarOrks15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2004, 08:25 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Central US
Posts: 427
Welcome, TurboBeastX!
__________________
frshwaterfinatc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2004, 09:04 PM   #8
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 7,224
Send a message via Yahoo to Hara
If you are having that much of a problem with your chemical issues, I would change salt. You should NOT be having to use additives. You might want to try the oceanic salt. Many people on this list would vouch for the fact that the water chemistry is great right out of the bucket.

As far as the shrooms go, you do have a good bit of light, maybe they were unhappy due to that. I personally, have never had good luck using pantyhose type materials to anchor corals, there is not enough water flow through them and mine did the same thing you are mentioning. you might want to try stabbing them with a toothpick and jabbing the toothpick into a rock crevice. that works great for me.
__________________
Hara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2004, 09:14 PM   #9
Moderator Emeritus
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Indiana USA
Posts: 2,694
I have very little luck with super glue/gel and shrooms. Leathers and zoos do great but not shrooms. I used a speciman box with holes drilled in it to attach my last batch. The glue held 2 out of 3. You have to get them in almost no flow for the glue to hold long enouth for them to attach themselves.

Good luck.
__________________

__________________
*180 gal Display, 100 gal basement sump, 33 gal refugium, 3x250 MH, 2x160 VHO actinics, zoos, some softies, LPS & lots of acros and other SPS.
*100 gal prop tank plumbed into main system w/ 2x96 PC lights and 1x150 MH,
ellisz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tan

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
My new tank-is it going wrong!!!! cucoigcrice Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 12 01-26-2010 10:34 AM
What is wrong with my tank? nwtnmom Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10 12-03-2008 07:02 AM
What is Wrong with my tank?!? SwimmingWithTheFishes Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 6 11-10-2008 04:10 PM
My First Tank and I Think Something Is Wrong J-Aqua Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 44 09-27-2006 03:31 PM
What is wrong with my tank!!! SilverDragon Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 12 05-13-2006 11:54 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:38 PM.


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