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Old 08-16-2013, 12:36 AM   #1
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So all my fish died awhile back. And had one lone cleaner shrimp that just died today. Been tryin to bring nitrates down but guess I wasn't fast enough. I have a lot of brown diatoms on my sand bed.

My question is where do I go from here. I have LR so I don't think it's feasible to drain water and start it over. So any suggestions.
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:19 AM   #2
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Also of note. It's a 55g salt water with LR. JUST Did about 7g water change on it. While doing it I noticed I have green hair type algae growing on my skimmer box.
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:21 AM   #3
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Alright, first thing first, we need a water test, if ypu don't have a test kit, then it's shopping time haha. There no need to drain, just takes a while to get thing straight. Take a new tooth brush an scrub your hair algae. Also, what's you equipment an how long has this tank been set up
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Ok gonna try and cover it all here.

55g with sand substrate. Use RO water from machines at store. Have live rock and a sump. Also a useless seaclone protein skimmer. One power head mounted on left side of tank. Diatom out break is on right side of tank. Currently no fish but a few snails left out of the 20 or so I had in it I think.

Have a test kit but since I just did water Change should I wait till tomorrow to test or would doing it now still be accurate.

On another note read to get rid of green hair algae to use a new tooth brush. Good or bad idea?
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Oh an had to go back thru old post and look but I added water and sand on march 19th then LR Couple weeks later I think.
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I use a new tooth brush to scrub algae off my rocks, ect. No problems here. I would wait until tommrrow to test also. Since the outbreak is on the other side of the tank, mabye adding a new new power head would help. All long has it set empty an do you know the cause of death if the other fish?
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Fish died in June. Was gone a lot at time in the field and wife was back on mainland. I live in hawaii (military) then had Leave so was waiting till after that. So since June only 1 cleaner shrimp and handful of snails. And shrimp died last night/ today.
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Oh also or was a total of 5 fish. 2 of which I have found no body of.
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Alright, I would test the water tommrrow, then let the tank in empty for about a week. Afterwards buy a few of the cheeper fish to give it a test run and start trying to build up your clean up crew.

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Fish died in June. Was gone a lot at time in the field and wife was back on mainland. I live in hawaii (military) then had Leave so was waiting till after that. So since June only 1 cleaner shrimp and handful of snails. And shrimp died last night/ today.
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