I started up my first saltwater tank about 2 months ago. My current set up is a 90 gallon reef ready tank with a sump and protein skimmer. I have approximately 90lbs of live rock and a 2 inch sand bed. I started the tank off by cycling with live rock and once I was testing zero ammonia and nitrites I added a clean up crew (6 nazarious ,6 turbos, 8 hermits,1 sand sifting star).
After 3 weeks of just the clean up crew I tested my water and still had perfect readings (confirmed by my LFS
), so I decided to add two clowns. I properly acclimated them using the drip method for 1.5 hrs, and boom within a few hours they were both dead.
About a week later I decided to try again at a different LFS
. Again my water tested perfect so I tried 2 clowns. They have been in the tank for about a day and a half now and one cant be found and the other looks to be dying.
If my water is testing okay what could be the problem. I'm using RODI
water and being very carful every step of the way. PLEASE HELP!!