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Sorry to hear that mate,
Last year Amwell aquatics (gone now ) they had a large beauty specimen tank with coral ,inverts ,fish ,they lost almost everything due to the tank overheating.
Basically they boiled alive due to a fault with the heaters,
One thing to check is you're water temp,
Obviously parameters
Other possibilities may include a parasite infest.
Not uncommon but does happen and can happen to the best of us when we don't expect it to.
Hope you get it sorted asap and we're all here if you need any help.
Good luck
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Sorry to hear that mate,
Last year Amwell aquatics (gone now ) they had a large beauty specimen tank with coral ,inverts ,fish ,they lost almost everything due to the tank overheating.
Basically they boiled alive due to a fault with the heaters,
One thing to check is you're water temp,
Obviously parameters
Other possibilities may include a parasite infest.
Not uncommon but does happen and can happen to the best of us when we don't expect it to.
Hope you get it sorted asap and we're all here if you need any help.
Good luck
Keep us posted
Dave
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Temperature 75F/24C (stable temp for tank for past 2 weeks)
Salinity 1.024 (little low but cant see it being the issue)
PH 7.8
Alk 8 DKH
NH3 0
NO2 0
NO3 1
PO4 0.2
Calcium 420
Mag 1300

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Reply #17

Really sorry to hear that Ratvan that’s upsetting for you. It’s also really frustrating when all the parameters are absolutely within normal range. There’s some things we just cannot test for without a personal laboratory. bacterial diseases, viruses, leaching of chemicals from plastics etc.
My fist tank when I was 16 was a beautiful 6 foot as you came in the front door. The first wipeout was the paperboy leaving the paper wedging the letterbox open during a February blizzard (which I’d repeatedly pleaded him not to do) Temp dropped massively. Once I got it all set up again my 5 year old cousin decided to feed my fish a family pack of S&V crisps washed down with a nice pint of milk. Bless him. Put me off so much it’s been 30 years since I’ve dared to have another tank.
I hope you can resolve it soon, you’ve definitely earned the pleasure of a fantastic looking tank to be proud of.


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Really sorry to hear that Ratvan that’s upsetting for you. It’s also really frustrating when all the parameters are absolutely within normal range. There’s some things we just cannot test for without a personal laboratory. bacterial diseases, viruses, leaching of chemicals from plastics etc.
My fist tank when I was 16 was a beautiful 6 foot as you came in the front door. The first wipeout was the paperboy leaving the paper wedging the letterbox open during a February blizzard (which I’d repeatedly pleaded him not to do) Temp dropped massively. Once I got it all set up again my 5 year old cousin decided to feed my fish a family pack of S&V crisps washed down with a nice pint of milk. Bless him. Put me off so much it’s been 30 years since I’ve dared to have another tank.
I hope you can resolve it soon, you’ve definitely earned the pleasure of a fantastic looking tank to be proud of.


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Yeah it sucks, especially now i'm left with my favourite two fish and they're both struggling.  Only thing I can do really now is order an ICP test. LFS have tested and cant find anything wrong, their number match mine as well so unless we both have faulty kits. Parameters dont seem to be the issue.  Jumper's happen and my Yellow Coris was a Spazz anyway (she used to swim on the surface splashing water everywhere)

I'm thinking its most likely stress from all the issues I had a few weeks ago, moving fish and quarantining them. Worst case is I loses these two, this leaves me with an empty tank. I do want to sump this one so not the worst situation in the world if I have to start again 

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So sorry to hear! What time of the day did you measure pH? Ideally you would like to be above 8. It will be lowest at night and just after lights come on, could pH have crashed at night?


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Bit of a headbanger this one ,
Sometimes when things don't add up we tend to miss the obvious, too busy looking for something that isn't there.
It could be stress as you said mate but to effect everything like that at once not sure about that.(not writing it off)
That's why I was thinking poss parasite.
Think it's a case of illumination.
Parameters seem fine .
Temp seems fine
I'll contact my friend in the states see what he thinks ,might take a few days or so to get a reply but every little helps.
Just hope it's not to late for what you have left.
Quarantine tank seems the way ,if you can setup one for each fish separately (big ask I know ) but new clean water might help and float and drip acclimatise them.
Gives you a chance to inspect each fish separately for behaviour, and look carefully (which you probably already have) at each fish for signs ,and treat each one.
I know what it's like to lose things (I lost Percy was gutted) I really hope we can all help you find a answer Ratters before any more loss.
Will let you know soon as I hear back from friend in states.
Worst case senario would be total drain and clean tank .
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Reply #21

Ph ideally is between 7.8 -8.4.
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@marine_newbie I test at midday. Unless something is wrong. I just threw down the number as I had a test for it. I would doubt the PH would fluxuate that much with a stable hardness. I'd likely see other issues before mysterious death.

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Well I have Pele in the RSM still and he seems fine (Filefish), this one is in QT so separated them at least. I've packed a voltage meter to test tomorrow for stray voltage and will remove and inspect each piece of equipment and check magnets. Also tank smells fine, snails are alive and so are hermits.

I've more or less ruled out velvet, ich and flukes. Internal parasite looks unlikely due to colour of poo (poo is orange as is her food), no corals or nems as I lost them already so can rule out stinging. No obvious marks on her

Been looking into this since Monday when I saw her being lazy

I know that these are most likely cyanide caught (speed of fish and buries) but had her 6 months so would have expected immediate loss.....

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I wonder if I've run out of pods?

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I’d run it all through activated carbon filtration


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Are you doing an icp?


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Reply #26

Is this the tank in the office ,or home ,
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