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Old 10-12-2006, 03:20 PM   #21
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Why am I loosing my crustacians?

I had the same problem with my shrimp dying. I used to do PWCs once a month. I picked the 5th. I think after one of the longer months, the trace elements were gone and I had two shrimp die at very close times. I was testing water like crazy and could not explain it, so that would be my best guess....
Here is mine, he died shortly after that. Then so did my cleaner.
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I agree with the theory that maybe your water changes are too far apart. Iodine is found in the synthetic sea salts that we use, and it depletes slowly until you change the water next. That's my only guess...
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I guess the way to prove this is buy an iodine test and see. Hmm, maybe I'll look into that. Anyone know what number on a test is good/low for SW?
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Sounds like the consensus is more frequent water changes. I'll go to every 2 weeks and see if that helps. Thanks for all the input. Any more thats still out there is definitely welcome.
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It's a great thing you posted. My unexplained deaths were driving me crazy, maybe this is a possible/plausible explanation.
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The shrimp seem to live 2-3 weeks. I can't remember their demise in relation to PWC's. Seems like I have a whole pharmacology lab of tests already but will look into finding an iodine kit also.
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The shrimp seem to live 2-3 weeks. I can't remember their demise in relation to PWC's. Seems like I have a whole pharmacology lab of tests already but will look into finding an iodine kit also.
What I am thinking is their addition may have depleted the iodine and they died, but this is just a REALLY rough guess.
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specific gravity- 1.022
pH 8.2-8.4
amonia- less then .25
nitrate- less then 5.0
nitrite- 0
alk- 2.5
copper- tested by my local store, "normal"
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Hyposalinity is only acceptable for Fish-Only tanks as most inverts cannot handle it. You need to SLOWLY bump up your SG to 1.025~1.026 over a period of about a week. I'm sure you'll see your inverts live much longer.
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I like this suggestion as if the cause, is the easiest to fix.
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I had mine at 1.024 and they still died. I now keep my FOWLR at 1.021. I also have two urchins that were in with the shrimp and are still living now. I stll think it couls be that 4 weeks for a PWC was allowing the iodine/dide to deplete, possibly killing them. At least mine died the samw way when I was doing a PWC every 4 weeks.
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