01-08-2010, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by iamntbatman
I dunno...those various problems sound pretty unrelated to me, so I'd probably just chalk it up to bad luck rather than a cursed tank. A seemingly healthy pleco dying out of nowhere is pretty strange but not completely unheard of. I usually wait at least a couple of weeks after a fish death before replacing it and following this procedure, I've never had a new fish die of the same thing that the old ones did (at least not soon enough to attribute it to a contaminated tank).
See that's what I mean...The ick death of the Cardinals, very unfortunate but not to uncommon in new tanks/ sick fish yaddy ya.
Algae hardcore break out - Wasn't cool at all, but also not too uncommon in new set up's, add to it influence by meds maybe.
The pleco....behind me what happened there...I seen no external signs of nothing, but Lord knows if something was wrong inside (birth defects?) def seen no ick signs on him.
So yea each of these 3 instances annoy the heck outta me yes, but take apart the whole tank cause of it and scrub everything back down, set up new filter media....isn't that taking it to the extreme over 3 instances that IMO (and pls correct me if you see anything I don't) have nothing in common with one another.
Plants & Snails are thriving extremely well there if that counts for anything....