Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
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 02-14-2012, 11:16 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Brooklyn2la's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 89
All my fish died...

I'm a newby & I've had a 10gal salt water tank for about 1 1/2 yrs with sand snails, a cucumber?, hermits, clownfish, and a pseudo (purple). I recently bought a nano cube 28 & transferred everybody plus added more live rock, new sand, a damsel, and a bak pak skimmer- 3 wks ago. 2 wks ago a purchased a huma huma trigger which fit right in. I then decided to add a filter yesterday (fluval 306) which was creating havoc on water levels so I decided to leave it out. This morning all my fish were dead. Don't know what went wrong. What do you think & what to do now...
__________________

__________________
Brooklyn2la is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 11:18 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Convict2161's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 14,818
What are your water conditions? I'm sure that's gonna be first on everyone's mind. Can you give us a run down?

Sorry couldn't be more of a help to you, I'm new to the saltwater.
__________________

__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

"When creating an aqua scape, strive for the beauty of imperfection, as its art and there is no wrong or right, it's left open for interpretation" James Findley
Convict2161 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 11:33 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Brooklyn2la's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 89
On sunday I checked and also had my local store check my parameters. Everything was good maybe salt was a little high 1.023 so the guy told me. I think it was either the new filter or the fact that the trigger started eating the cucumber.
__________________
Brooklyn2la is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 11:45 AM   #4
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 18,543
1.023 is almsot on point for salinity...you want it at 1.025. Whoever told you that was high is way wrong. Know any of your other parameters?

Also, if your cucumber died in your tank it might have released toxins into your tank.
__________________
Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 11:53 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
rdnelson99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Atlanta GA
Posts: 1,861
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sniperhank View Post
1.023 is almsot on point for salinity...you want it at 1.025. Whoever told you that was high is way wrong. Know any of your other parameters?

Also, if your cucumber died in your tank it might have released toxins into your tank.
Depends on the type of cucumber but yes, that would be my guess. In addition, that is a awful big bio load for that size tank IMHO
__________________
Since my tank is a birthday present to my wife, everything I spend going forward is just an extension of my love for her right?
rdnelson99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 11:55 AM   #6
AA Team Emeritus
 
austinsdad's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Accokeek, Maryland
Posts: 7,694
A cuke and a trigger on top of a clown and a pseudo in a 10g tank is just asking for trouble. Sorry for your loss.

If the trigger ate the cuke, that likely killed everything. You did know they release toxins even if disturbed?

As a friendly piece of advice, pls research more on the inhabitants and their needs and cautions before you start buying again. That was way too much and the wrong stuff in a 10g tank. Maybe one fish, 2 crabs and 1 snail -that's it.
__________________
-Ray-

"Life may not be the party we hoped for but while we are here we might as well dance!"

austinsdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 12:02 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
ocminpin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 2,279
Send a message via AIM to ocminpin Send a message via Yahoo to ocminpin Send a message via Skype™ to ocminpin
Quote:
Originally Posted by austinsdad
That was way too much and the wrong stuff in a 10g tank. Maybe one fish, 2 crabs and 1 snail -that's it.
OP stated he had upgraded to a 28g before adding more... Trigger included

---- OP I'm sorry for your loss!! :-(
__________________
ocminpin
ocminpin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 12:10 PM   #8
AA Team Emeritus
 
austinsdad's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Accokeek, Maryland
Posts: 7,694
I see now. Still, too much and the wrong things, even for a 28 IMO. Especially a trigger and a cuke.
__________________
-Ray-

"Life may not be the party we hoped for but while we are here we might as well dance!"

austinsdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 12:19 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Brooklyn2la's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 89
The trigger was really small & the cucumber was recommended. I guess live & learn.
__________________
Brooklyn2la is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 12:29 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
humu humu trigger was a terrible choice for a 28 gallon tank. Minimum tank size according to live Aquaria is 70 gallons.
__________________

__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
die, died

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
Article: What You Should Know About Fish Nutrition Fishguy2727 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 14 02-01-2012 09:41 AM
Ahhhh my angel fish died!!!!!!!! jnj0627 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11 01-19-2012 10:52 PM
Vacuumed and fish died, help? Chrissy420 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 13 10-06-2011 12:06 PM
All my fish died overnight! Sizanne Member Introductions 6 09-04-2011 05:36 PM
New aquarium many fish died; too soon cycle didnt happen? TheLuckyRoll Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 21 07-19-2011 10:39 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:15 PM.


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