Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Community Forum > Member Introductions

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 06-19-2006, 08:24 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1
Hi folks :)

Hi. Had a friend get me into saltwater aquarium...then he stopped talking to me(lol), so I need some advice on some things. I have a 40 gal long,crushed coral bottom, yellow tang, pygmy angel, 2 turbo snails, 1 zebra snail, 1 arrow crab, 1 damsel(small). I have an Emperor 400 bio-wheel(80 gal) filter, and a Cascade 35 gal filter. On Thursday, 6/15, I noticed a slight cloudiness to my water...Friday I couldn't see my backdrop. I changed the cascade filter, and one of the Emperor filters, and a 15 gal. water change. No help. Can I get some advice please?

rlov is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2006, 08:44 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
Zagz's Avatar

POTM Champion
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 17,108
Send a message via MSN to Zagz
Welcome to AA! I can't help with the SW just wanted to welcome you. You can post in the SW section for specific answers to your questions.

AA Community Rules | AA TOS

Site Administrator
Zagz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2006, 09:33 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
rich311k's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 12,189
Send a message via Yahoo to rich311k
Welcome to AA!!!
From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.
rich311k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2006, 09:46 AM   #4
AA Team Emeritus
roka64's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,860
Send a message via AIM to roka64 Send a message via Yahoo to roka64

What kind of lights/how long are you running them?
Do you have a test kit, if so, what are your results?
How long has the tank been running?
You can put your yank specs/equipment/critters under "my info" so we will know what you have and any new critters that you might add.
Age is relative, you are only as old as you act....of course, this works in reverse....

Questions loved, heeded advice greatly appreciated!

Vote for AA
Good reading about:
Nitrogen Cycle
Fishless Cycling
Need more help?
Acronym List

roka64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2006, 11:23 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Regular
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 52

check your salinity/specfic gravity. maybe there's too much salt in there from the water change.

Or, maybe your crushed coral was not rinsed well enough when you filled it, and it has a lot of dust underneath (crushed coral is INCREDIBLY dusty.) Your substrate could be getting stirred up by the janitors, releasing all that dust into your water...

Just something for thought.

Welcome again
- Ineubis
Ineubis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2006, 04:08 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 11
I would get the water back to acceptable levels immediately! I would do a 50% water change to start with and add a protein skimmer. I couldn't believe the nasty slimy gunk the protein skimmer took out of my water. It's been a while since I kept salts and its hard to tell whats going on with your tank with the little info provided. I'm also far from a salt expert but the thought of you losing these guys just makes my stomach hurt! Good luck and keep us posted on the outcome.

puglito is offline   Reply With Quote

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
any NC folks dhemp34 Southern States 140 08-22-2015 09:02 AM
Hi folks!! loneranger Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 8 02-12-2009 08:53 AM
Hello folks! jennybugs Member Introductions 16 05-26-2008 06:10 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:51 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.