I need help I have a 92 corner bow Amiracle 30g wet/dry mag700gph tank is drilled with no overflow box 140lbs live fiji rock 150lbs live substrate sand.Here is my story I had a 90 gallon standard tank with overflow and all was well for 3 years so I have been involved in sw
for a bit.I now got new tank and used all new rock and sand set everything up and put 3 damsels in tank was fine for 3 more weeks then added a powder brown tang and a koran angel was great for about a week korans eyes started clouding before you could say boo my whole tank had ich but i did not want to treat with copper due to the rock and all so i tried copper free and that did nothing.so at this point I was more interested in saving fish so I removed all live rock and treated with copper fish were inproving greatly.I did wind up killing the sand and now had a copper treated tank and was unhappy so I traded live stock into lps
and got some credit so I removed all water from tank remove sand bed cleaned tank and all filtration and layed some new live sand 140lbs to be exact,placed my live rock in mixed water dechlorinated added salt then tested salinity all is good at this point.wasnt happy with aquascape so started rearanging cuasing tank to once again cloud up temp is at 78.2 salinity is @ 1.023 ph 8.0 nitrates @ 0 nitrites @ 0 ammonia is @ 0 obviously.now I got inpateint and heres where troubles begin went to lps
bought a anthias and 2 maroon clowns.maroon clowns were looking good except they were hanging in one corner not so happy the anthias never came out to eat so once again the fish came out and went back to lps
.waited 3 days more and all seemed good as far a water quality so back to the lps
I go and buy 2 percula clowns I drip clowns for acclimation and put feathers right in along with shrimp and crabs.all looks good but my better judgment is telling me to QT the clowns but I didnt. As soon as I put first clown in he drops right to the floor lays for a minute and shoots under live rock.second one goes in stays out and seems to be fine.the rest of the time I never see first clown again.this morning when I woke I got curious still no first clown. Throw in a bit of food and nothing second one eats as well as all the other live stock mentioned above.so I start moving a rock here a rock there and before you know it the whole tank aquascape is moved around and what do I find a skelaton from first clown.Damb very upset and feeling very bad at this point not for me for the poor fish.leaving well enuff alone I put all the rocks back run the filter and go out for a few hours come home and second clown is almost perished Damb again all inverts feather duster happy as larks water alittle cloudy also very fine particles floating all over tank looks like dust very concerning so now do I break down tank again with the thought that I have once again contaminated water?. Will it cylcle? do I just get out of the hobby?I have invested so much time and dedication all to be dissapointed Even with almost getting thrown out of the house by my wife from water running all hours of the night newborn not sleeping cuase of me and these fish.As much as I love the saltwater hobby im so frustrated at my self and am now here looking for some good advice.I really want to keep my self involved without killing my wallet or losing my mind.Also I have annoyed my lps
with phone call after phone call in hopes of help but they seem to just keep opening my wallet but once the wallet is empty there usually to busy for me.Time to find a better lps
.so any advice would be greatly appreciated and thanks for your time..