HK's white spot (Marine Ich) outbreak

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 :(,  this hobby is gutting sometimes. 
There's a fine line between success and failure like there's a difference between surviving and thriving and we are all striving for a thriving success.

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I really feel absolutely gutted for you Graeme  :'( as I'm going through a similar scenario but only lost two compared to your greater loss.

I know may have already done this but I checked my ammonia when my BT started to look bad and it was @ 2ppm and instantly did a massive water change but still lost him. When I started to lose my bannerfish I did the same test and all was fine. Even the other tests all came back fine.

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Aww shit.  :(

I know it's probably been suggested before, but you haven't got stray current have you? Seems to be a lot of bad luck for a knowledgeable reefer..  :geek:
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I lost the triggerfish yesterday, the kole tang this morning, and now the YT and Clarkii are looking rough and are not eating.

WTF!!!!

SG and temp are fine.  Water changes have been happening every few days.  I don't know what's going on.  I'm so fed up of this now...

Awh that's sh1te mate I feel your pain. @Mike we need a Facebookesque dislike button for this type of post!   :'(

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Reply #79

Funnily enough, we've not had an unlike button for the same reason Facebook never had one.

Now it's been so long and the general public are largely aware of the like but no dislike button situation, it's now ironically kind of safe to introduce one, everyone now understands that liking a post about something bad isn't quite right, so introducing it now fixes a problem, where as introducing it originally might have caused issues.
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Funnily enough, we've not had an unlike button for the same reason Facebook never had one.

Now it's been so long and the general public are largely aware of the like but no dislike button situation, it's now ironically kind of safe to introduce one, everyone now understands that liking a post about something bad isn't quite right, so introducing it now fixes a problem, where as introducing it originally might have caused issues.

For me Facebook should have an "I don't give a f@<€" button. It's like a drawn out online version of the Jeremy Kyle show.  >:(

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It's like a drawn out online version of the Jeremy Kyle show.  >:(

You need to clean up your friends list bud.  :lol:

A while ago I got irritated by everyone on my friends list so I unfollowed them, to the point where my feed never changed day to day.  lol I still follow those I want to, mainly non-family as you can't choose your family, but you can choose your friends.  :glad:
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I don't use faceache at all and going by the above posts don't sound like I'm missing much haha

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Its full of drab shite mostly , people having take a picture of they meal or drink when they go out sad twats,,, i get told i,m sad for going on sites like this

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Mind u they soon change there mind when they come in ur house n see urtank lol

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Reply #85

Lost the YT last night, and Clarkii this morning.

Only the blue neon goby left, which looks perfect.  It's a mystery :damn:

As soon as I lost the triggerfish, I did a 60% water change to make sure of no ammonia spike.  I did another one after losing the kole, thinking if there was anything going on with the water (I guess there has to have been, but I don't know what) I needed to dilute it quickly to try to save the others.  Too little too late it seems.

I'm wondering if there could have been a pH spike, as I did read somewhere that during hyposalinity, the water is less stable, and large pH fluctuations are possible. I didn't measure this, so it's just a theory.

@Mike , I don't think there's stray current, as I have my hand in the tank pretty much daily, and a lot over the last couple of days, and I've never felt anything.

I can't decide whether to keep the goby or give it away.  It a pain to keep the QT running for one fish for another couple of months, but then again, at least I'd have one fish to add when the new tank is set up, and the other tank and new rock is past it's 12 weeks fallow period (end of Nov).
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Reply #86

If the goby has stuck with you he deserves a chance :)

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Reply #87

It can't be anything introduced. You quarantine loads.

If not stray current, there just must be something. It really is a mystery. I wish we could get to the bottom of it. It's beyond bad luck and you really don't deserve it.

You've got more perseverance than I'd have bud.
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Reply #88

I was on the verge of packing it all up last night.  I went out, got drunk, and took a deep breath after fishing out the Clarkii this morning.  I'm going to move the goby to the smaller tank I have on my office desk and keep him.  I keep telling myself I'm doing it all right, and being really careful with QT, etc.  There were no signs of whitespot, and as you say, nothing else has been introduced. 

I keep going back to pH - frustrating, as I just did water changes without checking, so I'll never know.

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The alkalinity should be kept up to prevent the pH from falling as it tends to drop in diluted saltwater. Check the pH on a daily basis.
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Reply #89

I was on the verge of packing it all up last night.  I went out, got drunk, and took a deep breath.

Good on you. I've no idea what's going on but I think you should just double check everything, cross reference your hydrometer, thermometer, etc. Something must be happening...

Are corals appearing ok? Is it just affecting fish?
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