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Old 03-28-2015, 05:18 PM   #151
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That's a good tip I might start doing this from now on


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Old 03-28-2015, 08:25 PM   #152
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Cool! I do use water from the tank to thaw, and, until I got this "gel free" food, I always ran the cube under the tap to rinse it before putting it into a cup of tank water to melt. The strainer is a good idea. I will try to find a small one. Tonight was frozen Mysis, chopped up. One Chromis is free swimming, but didn't appear to eat. I don't see the other.
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Old 03-28-2015, 11:12 PM   #153
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Found both Chromis, but neither ate much, if at all. I also found something else...nitrites! Am warming water for a 10% water change and will do a thorough cleaning of the skimmer. Four more gallons of water are coming to room temp so I can heat them easier tomorrow morning, if another change is necessary, which it probably will be. Also mixing five more gallons up now. I do have a couple of reserve gallons I use for the reef tank with a higher S.G. That I can adjust for use in the FOWLR. Hate to use up all my water. Should have prepared better.


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Old 03-29-2015, 02:04 PM   #154
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Lost another Chromis this morning. Was swimming around with the other one, and 10 minutes later, I found him in the corner of the tank very dead. Not breathing. Nothing. What could kill one so fast? The water in the tank is kinda cloudy this morning (bacteria bloom?). Changed 10% water last night. Crystal clear when I went to bed. I take care of my parents so I had to get out here and didn't get time to test water other than temp 76.4 and salinity 1.024. Anyone have any ideas? I am heartbroken. 😰😫


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Old 03-29-2015, 02:22 PM   #155
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Run some activated carbon. It'll clear it up.
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Old 03-29-2015, 02:43 PM   #156
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Forgive my usual ignorance, but what exactly is activated carbon? I have carbon sheets I used to use in the reef tank before I started with Chemi-Pure Elite. And, where would I put it? I don't have a filter, so to speak, just the skimmer, an Aqua C Remora S. Could I put it in the return from that?
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Yeah, put it in the return. That'll work.
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Would a carbon pad be ok? And what do you think would be the reason for the sudden death?
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Got home. Put carbon pad in skimmer overflow. Nitrites at 4, nitrates at 50. Ph 8.1 temp 76.4, salinity 1.025. Tank cloudy. Remaining fish is hovering under skimmer overflow box. Shrimp is running around thru rocks. Fed fish. He did not eat. Any ideas, anyone? Why the sudden death of this morning's fish and the day long slow death of the other? Ammonia and nitrites were zero for days before I put the fish and shrimp in. What am I doing wrong?


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The cloud is most likely a bacterial bloom. The nitrites on the other hand are why your fish aren't eating and dying.
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