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Old 04-08-2009, 07:34 PM   #1
 
having trouble need help

im having trouble figuring out why all of my fish are breathing very fast,the salt level was a little high and i brought that down,i had the water tested and everything was fine,the nitrates were a little high and i fixed that,there are no dead fish in the tank or anything,i have a 125gl tank and my fluval 405filter seems like its not pumping water out as fast as it was could that be the problem and if so are there any parts i can replace on it. thank you
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Old 04-08-2009, 07:38 PM   #2
 
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The problem seems to be that the fish are being very stressed. This can cause major problems. This should clear up in a few hours but if it doesn't send me a Private Message and i'd be happy to help. Just be sure to provide water quality details
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Old 04-08-2009, 07:44 PM   #3
 
thank you very much,i will definitly let you know
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:50 PM   #4
 
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remove the fluval. these filters are great on a freshwater setup but on a marine tank they do more harm then good.
im going to guess that the filter has built up excess nutrients which caused your high nitrate issues. i need more information on the tank, saying your water is "good" tells me nothing. what exactly is "good?" please post your exact water parameters, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH, temp, salinity ( and what you used to test it ) mag, ca, and alk. if you dont have your own test kits for these i strongly suggest picking up these. liquid kits are far more accurate then strips.
what livestock, other filtration? skimmer?(brand/model) sump? flow? lights? depth of substrate? kind of substrate? how long has the tank been set up? and everything and anything else you can include.


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Old 04-09-2009, 10:20 AM   #5
 
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The problem seems to be that the fish are being very stressed. This can cause major problems. This should clear up in a few hours but if it doesn't send me a Private Message and i'd be happy to help. Just be sure to provide water quality details
I highly advise against this concept. The benefit of a public forum is that you can get the advice and experience of others who are capable. Using the Private Message feature restricts your ability to learn from multiple sources.
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Old 04-11-2009, 12:27 AM   #6
 
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Just a thought, is the water being aerated? Do you have a power head breaking the water surface allowing O2 to come into it? again just a thought and welcome to the forum!
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