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 09-29-2008, 11:20 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 16
i transfered about 2.5 weeks ago.. have done tons and tons of water changes and nothing seems to help the nitrites just come back. except since i put the waterfall on it breaks the surface alot more. the local lfs tested my water today and said that it was all good as far as no2 and amonia/ph, my no3 was on the second patch on the scale they said it wasnt any thing to worry about. my testers have all run out tonight so tommorow i can tell you guys the exact readings
__________________

__________________
tommygunzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2008, 11:25 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 16
i cant have clean up crew type fish in my tank either as my 5 inch puffer just eats
__________________

__________________
tommygunzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2008, 11:28 PM   #13
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,462
Hmm if I were you I would invest in some liquid test kits and run them yourself. I never trust someone to tell me everything is "ok" without knowing actual figures. Their "ok" may be far different than mine or anyone else's. Are the fish behaving as usual or is there rapid breathing, odd swimming patterns, or even irregular feedings?
__________________
Innovator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2008, 01:09 AM   #14
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: not here anymore
Posts: 5,338
Quote:
Originally Posted by Innovator View Post
Hmm if I were you I would invest in some liquid test kits and run them yourself. I never trust someone to tell me everything is "ok" without knowing actual figures.
Agree with Innovator. Also sounds like the LFS is using test strips. Not the greatest when trying to troubleshoot.
__________________
Kurt_Nelson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2008, 01:13 AM   #15
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 16
no no i have all the proper test kits to do it i just used the last of them tonight and the local fish store used a digital thing for phosphte and chemical tests for everything else
__________________
tommygunzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2008, 01:28 AM   #16
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: not here anymore
Posts: 5,338
Oh... OK. I took "second patch on the scale" to mean a test strip.
__________________
Kurt_Nelson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2008, 10:00 PM   #17
AA Team Emeritus
 
austinsdad's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Accokeek, Maryland
Posts: 7,694
Puffer? Crushed coral? Messy eater. What else is in there? Sounds like a problem with nasty water may perpetuate.

I'd be alittle suspicious also of a 220g skimmer on a 90g tank. I'm not sure, but the water might move too fast thru that to really help. Maybe a 125g rated skimmer??

What are your nitrates reading bythe way?

Any other thoughts on that big skimmer from anyone that might not be guessing like me??
__________________
-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 10-01-2008, 12:52 AM   #18
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: not here anymore
Posts: 5,338
From what I've read, I don't think you can oversize a skimmer. It's just the quantity of bubbles it produces... right?. Too big of a skimmer just means you could possibly overskim the water - which in this case probably isn't a bad idea!
__________________

__________________
Kurt_Nelson is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tan

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
page refreshing constantly? mfdrookie516 Forum Admin & Announcements 10 08-31-2009 05:53 AM
Nitrites just keep spiking! Lady Cougrrr Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 5 04-07-2009 02:49 PM
Fish constantly swimming upwards... DNS Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 3 08-07-2007 09:22 PM
Percula constantly in Bubble Coral Squado Saltwater Reef Aquaria 7 07-08-2006 07:33 PM
Why is the NITRITE spiking every 24 hours? Graybeard Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10 02-01-2006 10:49 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:14 PM.


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