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Old 08-28-2009, 04:23 PM   #11
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In the QT maybe every other day PWC`s. Something to keep the ammonia and nitrites down. I would also do some twice a week PWC`s in your main tank.
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Old 08-28-2009, 06:55 PM   #12
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Still can't believe the Emp died
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Yeah sorry for the loss dude. Not only the money, but a beautiful fish lost forever.
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:05 PM   #14
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I feel so bad like I killed him and he didn't get to live, he was such a little guy. I just want the Sunset to live though. If he dies I'm getting out of this hobby altogether. There's no way I could look at my fish tank ever again without my Sunset. I've had him for three years and he started out just as a little guy like the Emp Angel.

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Steve, did this start when after you installed your new skimmer? Is it possible your new skimmer is not sealed correctly either leaching something into the water whether it be sealed in motor lubricant or even stray electrical current.
Just a thought.
I'm really sorry for the loss of your emperor. Do the best you can, unfortunately bad things like this happen but we have to keep moving forward brother.
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It started after a water change with fresh carbon added which apparently was a terrible brand. I was concerned I hadn't washed it off enough but I just kept rinsing and rinsing and that black dust just kept coming off! So I put it in my sump anyway and it looked like it was coming off in the water but I left it anyway.
I'm just not getting why there would be ammonia in the water because my tank has been cycled already and up and running for three years! I think if adding the three fish at once is what caused this problem with the biological load problem, wouldn't this problem have happened a few weeks ago when I first added them?

I don't know all I know is I am worried right now so much about the Wrasse. He's still alive in a quarentine tank but he looks awful and the ammonia is already started to spike in that, so I just did a 50% water change and used prime. Is there anything such as a fish vet maybe I could take him to to examine those injuries he obtained?

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... I think if adding the three fish at once is what caused this problem with the biological load problem, wouldn't this problem have happened a few weeks ago when I first added them?...
Not necessarily... it can take a while for the ammonia to build up. When you cycle a tank, it can take a week for the ammonia to start showing up even though you've got a shrimp in there rotting away all that time.
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It started after a water change with fresh carbon added which apparently was a terrible brand. I was concerned I hadn't washed it off enough but I just kept rinsing and rinsing and that black dust just kept coming off! So I put it in my sump anyway and it looked like it was coming off in the water but I left it anyway.
I'm just not getting why there would be ammonia in the water because my tank has been cycled already and up and running for three years! I think if adding the three fish at once is what caused this problem with the biological load problem, wouldn't this problem have happened a few weeks ago when I first added them?

I don't know all I know is I am worried right now so much about the Wrasse. He's still alive in a quarentine tank but he looks awful and the ammonia is already started to spike in that, so I just did a 50% water change and used prime. Is there anything such as a fish vet maybe I could take him to to examine those injuries he obtained?

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IMO you should reduce the salinity in the QT it will take some stress off of him. I've recently done tons of reading on hyposalinity (Because my DT got ich) and found that lowering the salinity allows the fish to breathe easier and when brought down to 1.009 causes ich to die.
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The Wrasse is gone I basically killed him because I added to many fish at once and now the ammonia killed him. Now I am getting out of this hobby. I can't BELIEVE THIS!
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Don't quit. Could someone of added stuff to your tank with out you knowing?
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