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Old 05-20-2013, 06:24 PM   #1
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Need some guiadance.

So had a dead fish today and checking parameters. Here's what I got.

Ph- 7.8 (needs to be higher i know.)
Ammonia-0
Nitrite-0
Nitrate-I'm gonna go with 40ppm on this one. And I'm sure this is what has caused the fish to die. Gonna do water change in like a hr after I go get some


What would cause this? My tanks been up for well over a month now. .
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:30 PM   #2
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How large of a tank? What kind of fish? What kind of filtration? How did you cycle the tank?
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:18 PM   #3
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55 Gallon
40 pounds of aggregate sand
20 pounds of live rock
For sure 3 Turbo snails
Couple of other snails that hitchhiked with the live rock
5 Yellow tail damsels (for cycling)

I take it your tanks a FOWLR

your ph is low yes
nitrates are a little high most likely from over feeding
a good water change will help bring them down
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Yep seaweed thanks for researching lol. Had ttied to post but it timed out. And doin water change now
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And need to edit it more. Yellowtails are gone. Probably over 20 snails 2 clowns a goby and a wrasse which I haven't seen in awhile and can't seem to find.
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What fish died then? How log did you have it?
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:59 PM   #7
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No filtration? Nothing to remove nitrates?

Water changes won't remove nitrates. Theres no magical way to do a 20% WC and get 100% nitrates out. After a WC like that you will still have your nitrates at [math don't fail me now ] 80% of where they were.
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Oh sorry bout that. Got a sump and a sea clone protein skimmer (which isn't doing nothing).
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What fish died then? How log did you have it?
Flame angel. And about 3 weeks.
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And it wasn't looking ill? Behaving strangely? How did you cycle your tank? If its been in there three weeks and your tanks only been up a little over a month?
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