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My marine aquarium in trouble. Please help

 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 10:05 am Post subject: My marine aquarium in trouble. Please help Reply with quote

 hi  all
 
 this  is  manu.  i  have  set  up  a  Marine  tank  with  natural  sea  water  and  dead  rocks  and  live  rocks.  the  water  salinity  level  is  1.20.  and  i  had  left  the  tank  to  cycle  for  13  days  and  then  i  bought  2  damsels  one  blue  and  other  yellow  tail  and  few  live  rocks  and  added  to  the  tank  and  they  were  doin  very  well  till  the  last  2  days.  one  damsel  died  and  other  one  is  scratchin  its  back  or  what  ever  on  the  filter  and  rocks  and  started  to  loose  the  color  become  some  dark  color  and  not  swmming  properly.  
 
 i  began  to  worry  about  the  2nd  fish.  whether  it  is  goin  to  die.  pls  help.  i  checked  the  water  salnity.  
 
 i  do  not  have  any  amonia  or  nitrate  test  kits.    the  lightings  are  1x20  watts  florocent  tube  lights  and  2x15  watts  cfl  lights.
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 I  think  your  PH  is  not  at  8.1-8.2
 
 Get  yourself  PH  and  nitrate  test  kits  and  also  do  you  have  a  Protein  Skimmer  installed  ?
 
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 I  think  your  tank  is  fine  but  the  problem  could  lie  in  the  fact  that  you  bought  infected  fish.  having  said  that  I  urge  you  to  invest  in  a  Ammonia,  Niritrite  and  PH  test  kit.  Dont  get  disheartened  ,  deaths  will  happen  and  eventually  your  tank  will  settle.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 12:17 pm Post subject: Re: My marine aquarium in trouble. Please help Reply with quote

                                                   
marama  wrote:                
 i  have  set  up  a  Marine  tank  with  natural  sea  water  and  dead  rocks  and  live  rocks.                

 
 Hi  Rajeev,
 
 I  have  read  in  a  post  here  in  IAH  that  natural  sea  water  on  the  shore  is  contaminated  and  have  harmful  chemicals  with  it.......  Is  there  a  chance  that  natural  sea  water  (which  may  be  contaminated)  may  be  the  reason??
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:22 am Post subject: Re: My marine aquarium in trouble. Please help Reply with quote

 Hi,
 
 
                                                 
marama  wrote:                
and  i  had  left  the  tank  to  cycle  for  13  days  and  then  i  bought  2  damsels  one  blue  and  other  yellow  tail  and  few  live  rocks  and  added  to  the  tank  and  they  were  doin  very  well  till  the  last  2  days.  one  damsel  died  and                

 
 Most  web  sites  on  marine  aquarium  are  suggesting  much  longer  than  your  13  days.  30  days  to  60  days  are  recommended.  Cycling  with  dead  prawns  is  suggested  instead  of  damsels.  Maybe  you  should  readup  on  cycling  your  tank  before  adding  anything  else.
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 Manu,  some  more  light  needed  from  you  about  your  tank  details  -  size,  filtration  and  about  what  method  of  cycling  did  you  employ  to  finish  it  off  in  13  days  flat!  Ravi  is  right.  Natural  cycling  can  take  even  a  100  days,  i.e  w/o  any  supplimentary  bacteria  spores.  Pls  be  detailed  so  that  i  can  try  to  explain  appropriately.
 
 As  you  have  mentioned  the  SG  is  1.020,  what  exactly  is  the  temp  of  water?  Have  you  installed  a  thermostat?  What  is  the  approximate  volumewise  percentage  of  LR  in  your  tank?  -  i.e  LR  used  has  displaced  25%  of  water  volume,  etc.  Skimmer  details  if  you  have  used  it.  
 
 I  guess  since  you  haven't  really  got  any  test  kits,  either  it  must  be  your  impatience  to  add  fish  or  you  must  have  misheard  '13  days'  instead  of  '30  days'  -    the  typical  words  of  a  professional  consultant.
 
 And  again,  since  you  have  used  natural  sea  water,  what  was  the  place  of  collection  and  the  mode  of  transportaion?  i.e  plastic  cans  or  a  chemical  barrel  or  a  metallic  container  etc.
 
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 Manu,  some  more  light  needed  from  you  about  your  tank  details  -  size,  filtration  and  about  what  method  of  cycling  did  you  employ  to  finish  it  off  in  13  days  flat!  Ravi  is  right.  Natural  cycling  can  take  even  a  100  days,  i.e  w/o  any  supplimentary  bacteria  spores.  Pls  be  detailed  so  that  i  can  try  to  explain  appropriately.  
 
 As  you  have  mentioned  the  SG  is  1.020,  what  exactly  is  the  temp  of  water?  Have  you  installed  a  thermostat?  What  is  the  approximate  volumewise  percentage  of  LR  in  your  tank?  -  i.e  LR  used  has  displaced  25%  of  water  volume,  etc.  Skimmer  details  if  you  have  used  it.  
 
 I  guess  since  you  haven't  really  got  any  test  kits,  either  it  must  be  your  impatience  to  add  fish  or  you  must  have  misheard  '13  days'  instead  of  '30  days'  -  the  typical  words  of  a  professional  consultant.  
 
 And  again,  since  you  have  used  natural  sea  water,  what  was  the  place  of  collection  and  the  mode  of  transportaion?  i.e  plastic  cans  or  a  chemical  barrel  or  a  metallic  container  etc.  
 
 Shankar                    

 
 hi  
 
 thanks  for  the  info  .  my  tank  size  -  36*15*15
 filtration  UG  with  a  power  head
 i  used  a  damsel  to  do  the  cycling  and  i  dint  not  add  any  supplementary  bacteria  as  i  dint  know  about  it.
 
 the  water  was  collected  in  plastic  container  in  which  we  used  to  get  drinking  waters..
 
 i  do  not  have  a  skimmer  installed.
 
 please  also  tell  where  will  i  get  the  supllementary  bacteria.  do  i  have  to  buy  it.  and  where  will  i  get  it.
 
 thanks  to  all
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 Gokulin,
 
 you  are  right  natural  sea  water  is  pretty  contaminated  and  you  would  have  to  travel  quite  a  lot  into  the  sea  to  get  the  water  which  could  be  clean  for  aquarium  use..
 
 Marama,
 
 Adding  bacteria  has  always  been  controversial  I  suggest  just  dump  in  some  live  rock  and  do  not  put  any  fish.  Try  and  get  rid  of  the  UG  filter  before  that.
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 Dude!  remember  one  thumb  rule  in  marine  u  make  one  small  mistake  it  kills  everything  in  the  tank.  The  things  i  would  suggest  is
 
 Remove  the  UG
 Add  fresh  water  and  add  RED  SEA  salt.  Dont  try  to  save  money  on  salt  it  will  eventually  turn  up  to  be  more  costly  in  long  run.  With  your  tank  size  u  wont  need  more  than  5Kg  salt  ie  will  be  approx  Rs750.  Invest  in  it.
 
 U  need  a  canister  filter  or  a  wet  dry  filter.  
 
 Skimmer  can  come  down  even  after  a  month  cause  there  will  be  no  dissolved  protein  in  the  early  stage.
 
 Get  test  kits  atleast  No2  and  pH.
 
 External  bacteria  will  be  available  with  the  pet  store.
 
 Lightning  has  nothing  got  to  do  with  the  fish  health.
 
 And  remember  damsel  are  the  most  hardy  fish  u  can  have  in  a  marine  tank.  If  they  are  not  making  it  there  is  something  wrong  with  your  water.  
 
 The  whole  idea  of  collecting  the  sea  water  was  not  pleasent.
 
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