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Old 10-15-2010, 03:56 PM   #11
 
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Bleach is used for cleaning aquarium stuff, even algae from plants(not any plant can survive bleach cleaning but some do quite well) the only thing is that you need to rinse really well the rock/plant/whatever you used bleach on.
If you did use bleach and did not get it all out from the rocks/decor/whatever than yes that might just be your poison.
But if you did then i suspect some other chemical for the deaths. Even in a non cycled tank snails shoudl not die. I used to keep this nano(like 7 liters) with no filter and no plants but with a few snails in it and i never cycled the tank yet after a while the tank was cycled and the snails still alive and kicking. I still have those snails(except 1 who decided to kill himself by leaving the tank...).
In any case it's either somethign toxic(like bleach or some other chemical) or a really bad bad bad case of uncycled tank, but again from my xp. snails do not die even if the tank is not cycled.
Waiting on those water tests, that way we can be sure if the tank was cycled or not.
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Old 10-15-2010, 03:57 PM   #12
 
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I have to disagree about removeing the dragon it is made for fish tanks so that should not cause a problem. But I do agree with not useing the easy balance there have been lots of mixed reviews on it. I am leaning more to that the bleach that was used to clean the decor is whats causeing it.
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Old 10-15-2010, 04:05 PM   #13
 
My cichlid died, along with the second batch of fish, and one snail, before I even cleaned the decor with a bleach soloution. But I know I cleaned my decorations throughly with fresh water to insure traces of the 10% bleach solution were not left behind. I spent well over 2 hours between the decor and cleaning the tank itself to insure I didnt leave bleach behind. And no bleach itself was not used in the tank to clean it. only the decor.
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Old 10-15-2010, 04:09 PM   #14
 
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He just posted that he did not use bleach so we can take that out.
The dragon... it is my 2c that even if things are made for aquariums they should be avoided. To my defence i'll remind everyone about the leaf hammock that is also made for aquariums BUT after a while the metal that's indide of it rusts and pollutes the water. It is a well known fact that many things made for aquarium use are not really safe to use.
I would take the dragon out, it has nothing to do with fish, it has no natural look to it, it is not something that should be in a tank. Put a plant instead of it, or some wood or rocks. Looks better, is safer.
My bad, he did not use bleach on the rocks but he did use on the decor.
More and more complicated.
Water tests please.
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Old 10-15-2010, 04:12 PM   #15
 
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Welcome to the forum.

My fishless cycle took 6 weeks (groan)... I'll be interested to see what your water params. are.
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Old 10-15-2010, 04:16 PM   #16
 
She not he

Data will be posted when ever I get home. For now Im still at work so saying it over and over wont do any good.
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Old 10-15-2010, 04:17 PM   #17
 
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Well it seems like that much rinseing should of been enough. Was the dragon in the tank when the first batch of fish died?
And as far as this comment:
I would take the dragon out, it has nothing to do with fish, it has no natural look to it, it is not something that should be in a tank.
Its your tank you decorate it how you want not everyone wants or likes natural tanks (I love the natural tank) but it is your choice.

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Old 10-15-2010, 04:18 PM   #18
 
Not with the Cichlid, the new fish after him yes.
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Old 10-15-2010, 04:25 PM   #19
 
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She not he
My apologies.
You are right, saying it over and over wont do any good but i am dead curious what can kill a snail in 12 hours considering you did not have any co2 so a co2 intoxication is out of the question.


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Old 10-15-2010, 04:28 PM   #20
 
So am I. I want to know why thriving fish, and two snails, have all died in less than 12 hours of being in the tank. Couple of the fish were almost instant.
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