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Old 07-15-2013, 09:33 AM   #1
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Big problem!!!!

Ok so I woke up today to feed my fish I turned on the light to see that all my shrimp have died I had three ghost shrimp. The two females are now pink. And the smaller shrimp is just dead. What could have caused this and how can I keep it from happening agian.
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:34 AM   #2
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Have you dosed the tank with anything recently. Any other inverts dead
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I haded a root tap a month ago and I just found my albino Cory dead as well. My water as just gotten extrely cloudy the past few days and I don't know why. All the fish and shrimp were alive yesterday and very active. But other than that I think that's all of my dead fish ill check for more. Please help I do t wanna lose any more.
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I haded a root tap a month ago and I just found my albino Cory dead as well. My water as just gotten extrely cloudy the past few days and I don't know why. All the fish and shrimp were alive yesterday and very active. But other than that I think that's all of my dead fish ill check for more. Please help I do t wanna lose any more.
Di a major water change ASAP. Then test the water for the usual. Could anything have hot in your tank, windex, air fresher?
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Ok will do and no air freshener windex I doubt it because I used it two weeks ago but the lid was closed and I sprayed it on a paper fowl away from the tank then rubbed it on the front glass.
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Ok will do and no air freshener windex I doubt it because I used it two weeks ago but the lid was closed and I sprayed it on a paper fowl away from the tank then rubbed it on the front glass.
Then that's not a possibility. Any recent changes to the tank like new substrate or a filter broke?
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No all I've done was do a very needed filter cleaning to the sponge but I left the bio beads alone to save the bacteria.
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No all I've done was do a very needed filter cleaning to the sponge but I left the bio beads alone to save the bacteria.
It could have been thrown into a mini cycle, not much bb on the bead IMO I like sponges better for bb. What's all your equipment?
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My filter is a aqua clear 300 rated for a 40-70 gallon. My tank is a 25 gallon. And I have. A tetra heater.
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My filter is a aqua clear 300 rated for a 40-70 gallon. My tank is a 25 gallon. And I have. A tetra heater.
So it's most likely the filter. I'm pretty sure the tank is going through a mini cycle. Can you test it
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No I do t have any test strips and I can't go buy some because I can't drive yet and my folks are out at work.
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No I do t have any test strips and I can't go buy some because I can't drive yet and my folks are out at work.
Alright, no problem. Just test it as soon as you can. Major water change for sure
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Ok so like 50 or more around 75
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Ok so like 50 or more around 75
More around 75
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Ok will do and what do you think caused the cloudiness
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Ok will do and what do you think caused the cloudiness
I think cleaning the filter sponge threw it into a cycle.
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Ok so now I know don't do that agian.
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Ok so now I know don't do that agian.
Yep, that's we're most of the bb is found
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Ok so how would I clean the filter without it doin this agian.
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Ok so how would I clean the filter without it doin this agian.
Wash it with old tank water instead
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